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dorothy-nixon's picture
Jun.14.2012
    John McLeod from a Crayon Drawing. From Uig Carnish, Hebrides, came to Canada with family 1838.    Here is a letter from Margaret Nicholson's cousin, one of three written in 1932-35. He appears to be wealthy-ish landlord, who is not doing so well - and is bitter....
luke-james's picture
Nov.08.2011
For Miki Cottrell: Out somewhere on that Final Tour. RIP Miki, miss you man! New York City, 1979 Back at the Iroquois Hotel I’m taking a rare afternoon nap when the by now familiar thumping on the door rouses me. I sit up and blink at the sunlight streaming through the raggedy blinds. I yawn and...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.06.2011
The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth   I’d been intrigued by this book for quite a while. Finally, the possibility of reading an alternative form of history from the hands of one of the U.S.’s most respected novelists overcame, and I bought the book. If you haven’t read it, this is the plot,...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Dec.07.2010
President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his speech asking Congress to declare war on Japan sixty-nine years ago tomorrow, "Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of...
jules-jacob's picture
Aug.02.2010
In August of 1965, my mother escaped from Sterling, Colorado to Denver. She escaped the embarrassment of finding her husband's name listed as the father of another woman's child on the birth certificate she was processing in the Medical Records Department at Logan County Hospital. I don't know what...
iain-c-martin's picture
Sep.11.2009
Update: Revised publication date set for November 15th 2011. Dear Readers, As you know I have been working on a new book for Cider Mill Press on FDR--With Strong and Active Faith: The Wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In June I took my family along for a drive up to Hyde Park to visit the...
iain-c-martin's picture
Sep.02.2009
Cider Mill Press has set a publication date for my upcoming book With Strong and Active Faith on November 15th 2011.   This is the happy Warrior,          this is he;That every man in arms,         ...
max-reif's picture
Feb.28.2009
What a story for a writer! And yet, to my knowledge, it's not yet the subject of a novel, a major movie drama, or a play*. And it's been more than half a century since the curtain closed on the life in question! I'm talking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose life is the subject of a 4-part,...