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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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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

Anchor Hocking Glass and the Shattering of the All-American Town

Anchor Hocking

by Brian R. Alexander Thomas Fulton drove one of the few automobiles in Lancaster, Ohio to the local train depot on the town’s south side. Fulton, a leader of the Hocking Glass Company, hoped to meet a crew of men

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Posted in Contemporary History, Modern History

The White House Drone Crash and the Coming Privacy Nightmare

White House drone crash

by Dan Bongino At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015, a two-foot-long, commercially available, quadcopter drone crashed onto the sprawling South Grounds of the White House complex after being spotted by a Secret Service Uniformed Division officer. Although the

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Barack Obama’s Inauguration and his Legacy

Barack Obama's inauguration

by Michael D’Antonio On the day before he became president of the United States, Barack Obama put on faded jeans and went to the Sasha Bruce House, a shelter for runaway youth on Capitol Hill, where he used a roller

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