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  • Americans R Us by STEPHEN A CARTER 4/14/2015 4:37:54 PM
    A first of its kind, this unique book of Americana contains 100 short poems, prose and pictures that covers the period 1776 to 1976 and pulls no punches. Although there are 1000’s of examples of Americana, this book contains the essence of America ra... more

  • More About Names of U.S. Places and Things by John Rayburn 4/5/2015 12:01:31 PM
    This follows on the heels of a similar posting on March 26. A “long tidal river” was the reason for the state of Connecticut getting its name, not unusual because several other states were named for a main river that flowed thr... more

  • Sometimes Unusual to Say the Least by John Rayburn 3/26/2015 5:33:27 AM
    There are some relatively rare town and place names all around the United States and some of the reasons are of an historic nature, while others were selected on a whim. We’ll begin our study with such a spot in the state of Illin... more

  • Thomas Jefferson Office of Vestryman by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:50:13 AM!Thomas-Jefferson-and-the-Office-of-Vestryman-/c7pa/1... more

  • Thomas Jefferson Era Weddings by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:40:48 AM
    As I write this blog, it's wedding season all around me. Hotels, churches, temples, multi-purpose centers and back yards populated with folding chair and gazebos are teeming with wedding party after wedding party. And, while fashions, mus... more

  • Thomas Jefferson's Massive Book Donation by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:38:24 AM!Americas-Library-Thomas-Jeffersons-Massive-Book-Donation-and-the-Creation-of-the-Library-of-Congress/c7pa/A018AAE1-8D8A-47F2-A11A-9633FE8E4620... more

  • The Homestead's Jefferson Pools by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox 3/26/2015 2:33:21 AM!blog/caeq... more

  • A "Gem" of a Story by John Rayburn 3/6/2015 5:10:26 PM
    Listing this as history is a bit misleading, but it'll have to do because none of the other categories seem to fit. This story goes back a bit but not nearly as far as I expected. It begins in 1967 in Tanzania and in case your g... more

  • Do You Have the Necessary Forms? by John Rayburn 2/7/2015 8:42:40 PM
    With the deadline time to pay income taxes virtually just around the corner, do you know when the U.S. had its first income taxes? Probably not, unless you’re a history buff. So, I’ve been doing my homework and I have the whole story for yo... more

  • It's Said Hitler Thought Kilroy Was a Spy by John Rayburn 1/25/2015 5:13:32 PM
    This blog is a chapter from my e-book, "The Spirit of America: Stories to Recognize the History, Humor and Heritage of Our National Culture." Whew, how's that for a long title? One of the most prevalent images in World War II... more

  • Emissary’s 1963 Discussions With Castro Illuminate Motives Of JFK’s Killers by Tim Fleming 12/30/2014 8:20:51 AM
    The New Republic recently reprinted a riveting article written by journalist Jean Daniel describing his conversations with Fidel Castro the very week of JFK’s assassination. Daniel had been sent to Cuba on a secret mission at the behest of President ... more

  • 22nd by Robert A. Mills 11/22/2014 5:43:49 PM
    Stephen Grover Cleveland was the first (and only) President of the United States we have ever had who served two non-sequential terms as president—the 22nd and 24th--interrupted once by Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, as the 23rd.. Clevelan... more

  • My Battle against Hitler by Ann K Frailey 11/19/2014 3:58:52 AM
    The book, My Battle against Hitler: Faith, Truth, and Defiance in the Shadow of the Third Reich by Dietrich Von Hildebrand, translated and edited by John Henry Crosby with John F. Crosby is one of the most interesting and inspirational works I have e... more

  • Black History: Break the Silence Congo Week 2014 by Zhana Books 10/30/2014 4:08:55 AM
    In the 19th century, under the rule of King Leopold II, Congolese people were enslaved, forced to work in their own country, which had been turned into the king's private estate, and mutilated when they failed to meet the quotas that had been set for... more

  • Why Black History Matters Part 2 by Zhana Books 10/30/2014 4:04:50 AM
    Further to what I said in Part 1, I think there are two main benefits to gaining knowledge about our history. ... more

  • Why Black History Matters by Zhana Books 10/27/2014 4:26:38 AM
    As October is Black History Month/African Heritage Month in the UK, I have been posting lots of Black history events - even more than usual - on Nurture Success Events. ... more

  • U.S Boots On The Ground by Bill Flynn 9/11/2014 8:52:41 AM
    Boots on the ground or blood in the sand?... more

  • BIRDS by Robert A. Mills 9/6/2014 8:02:08 AM
    My good wife reminded me yesterday that I had met and interviewed her in her dressing room at the Town and Country Dinner Theater many years ago — the comedienne/chanteuse Joan Rivers. She had passed away a couple days ago, and I had completely forg... more

  • USSR by Robert A. Mills 8/16/2014 6:44:52 AM
    An American named Lewis Carpenter was hired earlier the last century to teach English at a school near the town of Poprad in the region formerly known as Czechoslovakia in central Europe. Carpenter was from a little Bohemian village called Fr... more

  • HANDS by Robert A. Mills 8/9/2014 6:28:41 AM
    I have often been compared to a, say Doris Kerns Goodwin, for my enthusiasm for study and knowledge of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (let me hasten with the admission I don’t even have the credentials to wipe her pens clean); and if no mention ... more

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