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History Maxims of James Abram Garfield Authored by James A. Garfield James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was the 20th President of the United States, and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1863 to 1881. He is the only president to have been an ordained clergyman and was president of Hiram College in Ohio, and a general in the Civil War. Widely read, he had a propensity for apt pithy observations on life. The Historic Codfish by George H. Proctor, Samuel D. Hildreth and William Frank Parsons There may be 160 representatives in the Massachusetts legislature, but there is only one codfish. The nearly five-foot carving hanging from the ceiling is the third reminder of the importance of fishing to the state. The first was burnt in a 1747 fire and the second destroyed during the Revolution. The present fish was enshrined in 1784. The Story of Secret Service by Richard Wilmer Rowan Introduction by Rahima Schwenkbeck Rowan packs in thirty-three centuries of world history in this volume. The history of espionage is a particularly difficult history to uncover because of its clandestine nature. Readers gain a new understanding not only of how espionage played a significant, but well hidden, role in shaping his ѽ