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Amy Lowell: Making the World Safe for Poetry

Amy Lowell

by Nina Sankovitch In December 1917, Amy Lowell’s local newspaper, The Brookline Chronicle, ran a notice that caught her eye. U.S. Army training camps were in need of books for their libraries.  Amy called up Miss Louisa M. Hooper of the

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Posted in Modern History

World War I Centennial: America’s Entry into The Great War

World War I Centennial

Exactly 100 years ago today, April 6, 1917 the United States of America declared war on the German Empire and officially entered World War I.  Largely forgotten today, Americans across the country volunteered to serve their country and played a

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Posted in Military History

Back Over There: Remembering the Last Survivors of WWI

Back Over There

Richard Rubin Heads Back Over There In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Interviewing the war’s last survivors face-to-face,

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Posted in Military History

May 1968: The French Revolution That Never Was

May 1968

by Jonathan Fenby The mass demonstrations and strikes in France in May 1968 severely challenged De Gaulle’s legitimacy and even fears of revolution. Charles De Gaulle’s government was criticized within France, particularly for its heavy-handed style. While the written press

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

The Battle of Cambrai–St Quentin, Sept 27 – Oct 9,1918

Cambrai-St Quentin

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The attack on the Cambrai–St Quentin sector was intended as the British portion of a joint offensive all along the Western Front. French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the architect of Allied strategy, wanted

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