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When Britain Burned the White House: Harry and Juana Smith

When Britain Burned The White House; Harry and Juana Smith

by Peter Snow Many a soldier has had an exciting life. It’s not often that a solider shares the excitement and danger with his wife. But it is true of one redoubtable young officer and his attractive Spanish wife two

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The Evolution of CIA Polygraphy: 1972 to the Present

Christopher Boyce; CIA Polygraphy

by Alan B. Trabue Writing my memoir, A Life of Lies and Spies: Tales of a CIA Covert Ops Polygraph Interrogator, caused me to reflect on the scope of changes to the polygraph program I encountered during my forty-year CIA

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Five Amazing Women of the Revolutionary War

Margaret Evans Parker Corbin 1845 - 1937. Image is in the public domain via Mr. D's Neighborhood

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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Joe Kennedy Jr.: Fallen Hero of Operation Aphrodite

Joe Kennedy Jr. - Operation Aphrodite

By Alan Axelrod Winston Churchill titled a chapter of his monumental history of World War II “The Wizard War.” It was all about the incredible technological innovations the war both produced and demanded, including such Allied advances as radar and

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Who Really was America’s First Flying Ace: The Case for Eddie Rickenbacker

Eddie Rickenbacker-Enduring Courage

by John F. Ross In Spring of 1918, during World War I, two American pilots entered a fierce competition to become the first ace in American service by shooting down five confirmed enemy airships. They both couldn’t have been cut

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