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Marilyn & Truman: Beautiful Children of NYC

by Elizabeth Winder 1955. It’s springtime in New York and unseasonably balmy. Cherry blossoms dot Central Park with pale pink, and “Melody of Love” drifts from the radio. The Pajama Game is on Broadway, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are on

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Posted in Contemporary History

Inside the Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

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by Dan Pearson and Larry McShane When the call came, Ralph Natale reflected on exactly how long it had been since he’d laid eyes on Jimmy Hoffa. Their final meeting was tinged with melancholy rather than the bravura of their

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Posted in Modern History

A Judenrat’s Financial Triumph Over the Gestapo

by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat It was March 1941. Nearly a year had passed since I had been born, and despite my parents’ continued optimism, conditions were getting worse, not better. Still, Żarki remained an open ghetto and,

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Posted in Military History

Inside Egypt’s Rock-Cut Tomb Chapels

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by John Romer For the majority of Westerners, the grand tour of Egypt had started in the 1870s when Thomas Cook & Sons obtained a concession from the Khedive Ismail to run Nile steamboats and dahabiyyas – luxurious sailing boats – from

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Posted in Ancient History

Erich Kempka: Driving Hitler and his Limousines

by Robert Klara One of the reasons why we know so much about the perilous and sinister world of Hitler’s hierarchy is because so many of its members spent time documenting it. Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels kept a diary during

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History
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