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Recreating WWII Poland: A Novelist’s Trip Back in Time

by Jennifer Rosner “You’re going to Poland in December?” My family and friends asked. “Yes!” I answered, adding yet another thick pair of socks to my pack.

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Ship of Death: “We Must Go At Any Cost”

by Catharine Arnold Revisiting the American soldiers aboard the USS Leviathan, Catharine Arnold discusses the dark, cramped, and overall ‘hellish’ conditions as the Spanish flu wreaked havoc on the ship.

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Ship of Death: The Tragic Tale of the USS Leviathan

by Catharine Arnold In three successive waves, from spring 1918 to summer 1919, the ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic killed an estimated 100 million people worldwide. By 1919, Spanish flu was responsible for the deaths of 500,000 people in the United States,

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The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918: An Indicator of Things to Come?

by Philip Jett It was 1918 and there was a killer on the loose. Worse than any serial predator in modern history, its deadly grasp was swift, its hold resolute, and its thirst for killing unquenchable. No one was safe.

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Voyage of Mercy: “The Distress is Universal”

by Stephen Puleo Ireland, 1846. Father Theobald Mathew implores assistant secretary at the British Treasury, Charles Trevelyan, to provide aid to Ireland as the potato blight ruins crops across the country. Read on for an excerpt from Voyage of Mercy.

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