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Felix Yusupov and the Murder of Rasputin

Felix Yusupov

by Douglas Smith The Yusupov household was staunchly anti-Rasputin. Felix Yusupov’s father could not bear even to hear the name spoken in his presence, and his mother let the empress know of her hatred for the man, which poisoned their

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Posted in Modern History

Colonel Peter Ortiz and the Covert Marines

Colonel Peter Ortiz

Michael E. Haskew Among the most compelling and least known U.S. Marine exploits of World War II is the saga of 41 intrepid Marines who served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the European Theater. The covert Marines

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Posted in Military History

When JFK Endorsed The Ugly American

Ugly American

by Steven Watts In the crisis of masculinity that preoccupied so many in late 1950s America, a few beacons of hope pierced the gloominess. Cosmopolitan, in its 1957 special issue examining the conundrums of the modern American male, included a

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Posted in Contemporary History

Battle of Inchon, September 15–19, 1950

Inchon

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab With the North Korean invasion halted, the US X Corps, led by MGen Edward M. Almond, had the task of planning an amphibious landing in the rear of the NKPA advance. Gen

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Posted in Military History

Eoin MacNeill: Building an Army for the Easter Rising

Eoin MacNeill

by Tim Pat Coogan ‘MacNeill’ was Eoin MacNeill, the ostensible leader of the Irish Volunteers, a Gaelic scholar and professor at University College Dublin. Eoin MacNeill had envisaged the corps as having a purely defensive role. Coming into action only

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Posted in Military History, Modern History
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