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Five Amazing Women of the Revolutionary War

by Jack Kelly Margaret Corbin Born on the Pennsylvania frontier, Margaret Cochran was orphaned when her parents were killed during the French and Indian war. The five-year-old was taken in by relatives and knew the pangs of poverty. She married

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Posted in Military History

Bulls Before Breakfast: The Pamplona Bull Run

Pamplona Bull Run - Bulls Before Breakfast - San Fermin

by Peter N. Milligan I run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, in the summertime with my adoptive brother Ari at the famous San Fermín fiesta. After I come home, I deliver eight or nine pairs of white pants for

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Posted in Contemporary History

Mark Kram: “Lawdy Lawdy He’s Great”

Great Men Die Twice - Mark Kram Lawdy Lawdy

by Mark Kram “Lawdy Lawdy He’s Great” – (Ali Frazier III) Sports Illustrated Oct 13, 1975 Across the ring Joe Frazier was wearing trunks that seemed to have been cut from a farmer’s overalls. He was darkly tense, bobbing up

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Posted in Sports History

Hemingway and Cuba: Through the Smoke of a 102-year-old’s Cigar

Gregorio Fuentes Hemingway's Cuba-old man and the sea

by Brin-Jonathan Butler Gregorio Fuentes, the model for Hemingway’s humble Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, survived until 104 and still never read a word of the thin, 127-page novel that brought his friend a Pulitzer and Noble

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Posted in Modern History

The True Cost of Spice: Murder in the History of Nutmeg

East India Trading Company - The History of Nutmeg

By Giles Milton A change in the cloud pattern brought the first suggestion of land. Next came the seabirds and leaves in the water. And finally (and to a resounding cheer) the faint smudge of coastline would be sighted –

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Posted in Medieval History

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