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Francis Willoughby Begins his Legendary Journey to the West Indies

by Matthew Parker Francis Willoughby would be described by contemporaries as both charming and self-centered; his military and political careers would show him to be at times impetuous and at others indecisive. In many ways he was a visionary, but he

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Posted in Medieval History

The Vietnam War’s Effect on Nixon’s 1968 Win

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by James E. Wright By the fall of 1968, a majority of Americans agreed that Vietnam was the nation’s major problem—as they had pretty consistently affirmed for the previous three years. Increasingly, there was a mood that it was time to

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Posted in Military History

Jack London and the Yukon Gold Rush

by Peter Lourie; illustrated by Wendell Minor In a heavy drizzle, Jack London and his gold- mining partners sat in dugout canoes loaded with five tons of supplies as Sitka Tlingit paddlers drove their seventy- five- foot- long boats through

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Posted in Contemporary History

World War I Centennial: America’s Entry into The Great War

World War I Centennial

Exactly 100 years ago today, April 6, 1917 the United States of America declared war on the German Empire and officially entered World War I.  Largely forgotten today, Americans across the country volunteered to serve their country and played a

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Posted in Military History

Back Over There: Remembering the Last Survivors of WWI

Back Over There

Richard Rubin Heads Back Over There In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Interviewing the war’s last survivors face-to-face,

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Posted in Military History
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