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jennifer-van-bergen's picture
Jan.26.2011
This is the first in a series of essays on Jefferson and Burr.   Originally posted January 24, 2011 at: http://thejvbforum.blogspot.com/2011/01/burr-jefferson-1.htm. *** About a week or so ago, I finished reading Henry Adams' circa 1300-page history of Jefferson's two administrations. Adams'...
charles-a-ray's picture
Jan.19.2011
(This is a speech I delivered at Arrupe College, Harare, Zimbabwe, on January 18, 2011, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)    Good afternoon, and thank you for the kind introduction and invitation to come here today to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., one of America’s greatest...
SusanVH's picture
Dec.30.2010
... and I give you... (drum roll please)... the official book jacket of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers, out this April (but already available for pre-order at Amazon)!! A rockin' way to end 2010, don't you think?
aberjhani's picture
Sep.25.2010
My long-term romance with the idea that literary movements define and bookmark significant heroic moments in cultural history began long before I understood who or what had stolen my heart. Yet it seems to have been there for at least as long as earlier adolescent passions for playing football or...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jul.27.2010
The fourth library in Illinois has just added Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. The city along the Missouri / Southern Illinois border now carrying my paperback is Wood River, most famous for being near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803-04. Merriweather Lewis...
brenda-farrar-ejemai's picture
Jun.19.2010
    "LIFE WITHOUT BLACK PEOPLE" A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where...
brenda-farrar-ejemai's picture
Jun.19.2010
It is hard to believe that after my many years of schooling (secondary and post) the following facts about the Statue of Liberty were never taught. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people including myself have visited the Statue of Liberty over the years yet I'm unable to find one person...
aberjhani's picture
Mar.28.2010
While campaigning for the presidency of the United States of America, Barack Obama was often asked why he felt he was qualified for the job and he would answer that, according to supporters and colleagues, he had a gift for building effective coalitions capable of accomplishing difficult tasks. The...
mickie-phipps's picture
Mar.25.2010
I just finished reading an excellent book:  Lies the Government Told You by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano. This book provides an authoritative, historical look at how the United States government has evolved through Presidential actions, Supreme Court decisions, wars, and Congressional legislation. At...
jim-defilippi's picture
Mar.17.2010
Sprintime plays an important role in the new history book at Brown Fedora Books (brownfedorabooks.com) called THE MULES OF MONTE CASSINO.  After the brutal winter of 1943-1944, as American and Allied forces tried to drive the stubborn German paratroopers out of the Monte Cassino Valley in order to...