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Theodore Roosevelt: The Original War on Terror

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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Posted in Modern History

Infamy by Richard Reeves: A Q&A With The Author

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The History Reader – Infamy by Richard Reeves Infamy is the latest work by bestselling author Richard Reeves. It begins in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, an event that inflamed the nation and drew the United States

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Obama and FDR: A Faulty Comparison

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by Aaron David Miller With only 43 different presidents, (44 to account for Grover Cleveland’s two non-consecutive terms), there’s a natural tendency to compare and contrast our chief executives. The presidential rating game is alternately fun, silly and even potentially

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Posted in Contemporary History

FDR’s Funeral Train

By Robert Klara Late into the afternoon of Thursday, March 29, 1945, the warm, languid breezes blowing off the Tidal Basin carried with them the only promise that Washington, D.C., ever entirely keeps: a summer of voracious humidity. But spring still

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