Plodding Through The Press

Below are some places I’ve been mentioned. You can find out more about me here and contact me here.


The Washington Post – February 4, 2016
44 presidents, 43 biographies, one surprising take-away by Justin Wm. Moyer
Journalist Justin Moyer discusses people on a journey to read a biography of every president in order, including myself.

Snopes – February 19, 2018
Were Alligators Ever Kept as White House Pets? by David Emery
My findings on John Quincy Adams’s legendary pet alligator were cited in this article, and I achieved a lifelong dream of having Snopes say, “We agree with Dorre.”

Presidential Pet Museum – February 21, 2018
Bitten by an Alligator by Andrew Hager
The historian-in-residence of The Presidential Pet Museum responds to my “thorough (and quite funny)” piece on JQA’s alligator and acknowledges their mistaken propagation of this gator tale.

Boston1775 – November 9, 2017
A Presidential Plodder by J. L. Bell
American Revolution author J. L. Bell’s profile of my blog where he provides the words I want on my epitaph: “Delightfully irreverent.”

WordPress Discover – August 29, 2018
Editors’ Picks by Ben Huberman
“American history buffs, this one’s for you: Howard Dorre, who’s reading (and blogging about) a biography of every U.S. president, has published numerous posts on arcane-yet-fascinating aspects of the presidency.