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100 Years of Orson Welles

Orson Welles

AFI president George Stevens Jr., uttered the following words when he introduced Orson Welles on the February 1975 evening that the great director received the AFI’s 3rd Life Achievement Award. “A Great man never reminds us of others,” Stevens said.

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Posted in Contemporary History

Infamy by Richard Reeves: A Q&A With The Author

Infamy

The History Reader – Infamy by Richard Reeves Infamy is the latest work by bestselling author Richard Reeves. It begins in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, an event that inflamed the nation and drew the United States

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Remembering the Stories of the Holocaust

by The History Reader This year, during the 70th anniversary marking the end of the Holocaust and the beginning of Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day—we remember the stories that shed light on one of the darkest periods in contemporary history.

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Two Critical UFO Events in History

Tomato Man alien body

by Larry Holcombe After completing the manuscript for my new book, The Presidents and UFOs: A secret History from FDR to Obama, and turning it over to my publisher, I realized, with much consternation, that I had overlooked including two

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Lessons from the Sinking of the Lusitania

NYT Lusitania Headline

by Greg King As epic human tragedy the story has everything: a great ocean liner; a glittering cast of millionaires, actresses, suffragettes and scandalous lovers; and a terrible disaster played out over eighteen brutal minutes. On the afternoon of May

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

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