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Book Report: Past U.S. leader rises from the dust heap; Red Wing author composes second work in series


I've never thought much about our 20th American president, James Garfield.

I knew he was from Ohio, so I simply consigned him to the dust heap of really bad to mediocre presidents from the Buckeye State: Harding, Taft, McKinley, Grant, Hayes, Harrison and Garfield.

There's a classical legend about the sack of Rome. The Huns came to an elegant villa, knocked on the door and were greeted by the lady of the house.

The Huns said "Give us your jewels."

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