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Hanukkah and Christmas: A History of Consequences

The Bibles Cutting Room Floor

by Joel M. Hoffman History is in large part the story of consequences—both intended and unintended—as is the case for two of this season’s most celebrated holidays, Hanukkah and Christmas. It is well known that when Alexander the Great conquered

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Posted in Ancient History, Military History

The Evolution of the Modern American Sniper

RIMPAC 2000

by Chris Martin The popularized notion of the lone sniper, out in the brush for days with no connection to their commanders until after executing a lethal mission and extracting to report their results, is one increasingly left for the

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

War Dogs

war-dog-soldier

by Rebecca Frankel The canon of literature on dogs is vast and deep. I’d be willing to bet that there are thousands upon thousands of titles devoted to stories about dogs—history, fiction, memoirs, advice and “how to” books, and volumes

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

In Praise of Fear: from an American Warrior

American Warrior

by Gary O’Neal “Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” Native American Proverb I think it was Hamlet who said, “Fear makes cowards of us all.” Now, I don’t

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Veterans Day: Remembering Those Who Served

Killing-Patton

by The History Reader Veterans Day is the day we honor and commemorate our brave service men and women who are fighting and have fought for America’s freedom and security since the early beginnings of our nation. To understand and

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

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