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“A Declaration” that Changed the Course of History

by Rick Atkinson The fateful news traveled swiftly on the post road from Philadelphia, covering more than ninety miles and crossing five rivers in just a couple of days. Precise copies were then made of the thirteen-hundred-word broadside, titled “A

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Lyndon Johnson: The Making of a Politician

by Doris Kearns Goodwin Updated for 2019 with a new foreword from the author, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is an extraordinary and insightful biography of the former president. This book traces the 36th president’s life

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Posted in Modern History

The Golden Age of the Pullman Car

by Jack Kelly 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. When builders pounded the golden spike at Promontory Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869, they opened a new era in transportation. But long train

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The History Behind the Mystery: Death of a New American

by Mariah Fredericks Around the age of 14, I started to fall in love with Italian men. I fell hard for 70s actors like Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. I adored New York’s governor Mario Cuomo. I was mad for

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Wild Bill: Baseball “Player”

by Tom Clavin With Major League Baseball emerging from its winter slumber, fans tend to acknowledge what anniversaries the new season brings us. The 2019 season is the centennial of the infamous Black Sox scandal, when gangsters fixed the outcome

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Posted in Early Modern History, Modern History, Sports History

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