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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.24.2014
           It’s almost impossible to travel without coming up against the violence that’s such a part of the human story.  Maybe it has always been this way, but it seems more immediate these days.  The causes may be varied, but the...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.14.2014
All Jews are not Israelis, and not everybody in Israel felt the same tug for Ariel Sharon that Joe Biden did.  At the memorial service for the former prime minister, the Vice President of the U.S. said: "He was indomitable. But like all historic leaders, all real leaders, he had a north star that...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.03.2014
Photo: Book's paperback cover, via doriskearnsgoodwin.com. There are many editions, but this is the one I read.   Extremely well-written and well-researched book (and, from just a few pages, partially the source of Spielberg's movie, which was also very good) that will make you see and know...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.13.2013
    My father, Bombardier Byron C Estey, Service # G4094, Unit: 90th Anti-Tank Battery, volunteered for the army brief days after World War Two was declared. He was an old fellah of 31. He stayed in until the end of the war. My father did not talk too often about the war, nor did he...
steven-belanger's picture
Dec.09.2013
Photo: Allan Pinkerton, Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand at the Antietam Battlefield, from the massive Library of Congress Collection, at this link: http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/brady.html    After I saw Spielberg's Lincoln, I bought Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals...
fran-lewis's picture
Nov.26.2013
Beyond the Two Rivers: Aida Kouyoumjian Creating a new life at fifteen years old should have been more than difficult for Young Mannig. Living in an orphanage after her parents and family were brutally murdered at the hands of the Ottoman’s left her and her sister alone in the world Although...
charles-killeen's picture
Nov.25.2013
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william-wynne's picture
Nov.20.2013
I learned a lot from my yorkie Smoky during my 18 months of combat in the SWPA and the Far Pacific during World War II. She made me grateful for all the Christmases after. In the unforgiving jungles of New Guinea, the coral rock Biak Island at the equator, the semi-tropical Luzon, and just after...
robert-earle's picture
Nov.14.2013
Peace is a novel by Richard Bausch that captures the brutality, loneliness, and moral complexity of war.  It’s effectively written, highly controlled, vivid, and disturbing. There’s really no peace at all in this novel. The setting is Italy, WWII.  Three GIs are sent ahead to scout the...
allan-goldstein's picture
Nov.11.2013
            Let us now pause and give thanks for an odd-numbered year.  For me, the best thing about this “off-year” November was that I could mostly ignore a trivial election and concentrate on what truly matters during the last weeks of...