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Theodore Roosevelt: The Original War on Terror

Roosevelt-Fairbanks Crop

by Michael Wolraich Theodore Roosevelt and Terrorism Some years ago, an unstable young man committed one of the most notorious terrorist acts in U.S. history. He was American-born, but his parents were immigrants, and his allegiance to a radical ideology

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Five Technological Breakthroughs of the Erie Canal

Erie Canal

by Jack Kelly Five Technological Breakthroughs of the Erie Canal A canal is just a ditch, right? Think again. Artificial rivers like the Erie Canal were dynamic systems that challenged engineers of the 1820s. Water continually flowed in and out

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A History of Brushing our Teeth

Otzi; Teeth

by Greg Jenner Brushing our teeth at 11.45 p.m. Dragging our leaden feet up the staircase, we look longingly at our bedroom door. But, before we can clamber gratefully under the duvet, a nagging voice in the back of our

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The Pickwick Papers: Death and Mr Pickwick

Pickwick

by Stephen Jarvis Six months ago, if you had asked me about my novel Death and Mr Pickwick, I would probably have said: It is about the dawning of the age of global celebrity and its main characters are Charles

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Trebitsch Lincoln: The Olympian of Scoundrelism

Trebitsch Lincoln

Taras Grescoe Trebitsch Lincoln: The Olympian of Scoundrelism “Hungarian born, with an English name tacked onto a Bohemian one, naturalized in England, educated in Canada, disfrocked parson, Liberal candidate,” wrote a senior official of the British Foreign Office busy investigating

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