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The Importance of “America’s Oldest” Alliance

by Tom Shachtman In Paris for Bastille Day, President Donald Trump said, “France is America’s oldest ally.  A lot of people don’t know that,” and added, “France helped us secure our independence, a lot of people forget.” My new book,

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Paris Through the Eyes of Henri IV

Henri IV

by Susan Cahill; Photographs by Marion Ranoux The story of Henri IV in Paris is best told from high on the Pont Neuf, the New Bridge, the best-loved creation of France’s most beloved king. Henri IV (1553–1610) sits here on

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Posted in Contemporary History

Varian Fry: The Artist’s Oskar Schindler

Varian Fry

by Kate Lord Brown Varian Fry and The House of Dreams The House of Dreams has been maturing for twenty years. A book that took three to finally research and write. It is inspired by the story of Varian Fry,

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Treaty of Tordesillas: The 1494 Decision Still Influencing Today’s World

By Stephen R. Brown The bull Inter Caetera and several other bulls from the same era form the basis of the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas between Spain and Portugal. The treaty was, among other things, a catalyst in the development

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Posted in Ancient & Medieval History, Medieval History
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