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Women Writers as Scolds, Again

by Jeff Biggers Brand her a “common scold.” That, in a nutshell, has been the “enough already” sentiment cast at Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, What Happened, by everyone from late night TV hosts to newspaper columnists. An ancient common-law crime applicable only

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Battle of Bladensburg, August 24, 1814

Battle of Bladensburg

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab American Battles and Campaigns – Battle of Bladensburg, August 24, 1814 After Napoleon’s exile, Britain directed considerable resources into the ongoing war in North America. Around 2500 of Wellington’s regulars joined a

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When Reagan Met Pope John Paul II

reagan and pope john paul ii

by Steve Berry On June 7, 1982, safe inside the Vatican behind closed doors, for the first time in history a pope and a president met alone. For 50 minutes Ronald Reagan and John Paul II spoke in private. To

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Clinton’s America: The 1990s

The Age of Clinton

by Gil Troy Bill Clinton was ambitious, in the best sense of the word. He wanted to use the president’s bully pulpit to make history. He wanted to preserve traditional values with a liberal, open, pro-government but not big-government twist.

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Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall, and the Outsiders of Montparnasse

Shocking Paris-street scene in the Jewish Quarter of Paris

by Stanley Meisler The mass migrations of European peoples to this country in the late 19th and 20th centuries have become such clichéd events in American history that we often forget that the United States was not the only refuge

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Posted in Military History, Modern History
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