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A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. :)

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.

President Abraham Lincoln at Antietam with George McClellan in deep conversation. Lincoln soon removed McClellan from his duties following McClellan's disappointing performance and leadership. McClellan always had disrespect for Lincoln and in the 1864 Presidential Election, McClellan was nominated by the Democrats to run against Lincoln. Lincoln needless to say defeated McClellan easily in the end.