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Digest Anyone?

As an amateur historian, it’s easy to get into the trap of using “established” resouces in which to do our research.  Scholarly papers, donated collections, first-person interviews, these are all the first things we all think of.  However, this morning, I thought it would be a great time to discuss one of my favorite resources:  The Reader’s … Continue reading »

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Upcoming: Freeman Field, Part II.

Exciting News!  Having previously written about Freeman Field and all of the controversies and history seen on the base, I’m currently working on a freelance piece about this airfield, particularly with reference to all of the Axis material and aircraft research that occurred while it was open.  It’s not due out until later in the … Continue reading »

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Exhausted? The Strange Sage of Chrysler’s Turbine Cars….

Automotive history has always been a fascinating part of American history to me. Maybe it’s because my dad was a mechanic and I’ve always been around automobiles most of my life, but whatever the cause, I’ve just finished reading a great book: Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.   It’s … Continue reading »

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Going, going, not quite gone! The BEST of Adventures In History!

    As I’ve had a chance to start updating the blog again, I realize there’s probably quite a few of you who may not be aware that I’ve been doing this for some time and there’s a lot of good posts you may have missed!  To help you out, I’ve outlined some of my … Continue reading »

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A Man To Remember: Walter Lord

  (Source: LOC Chronicling America) While many of us are quite familiar with the tale of the “unsinkable” Titanic, you might not be as aware of some of the historians who have helped over the years to make that story more accessible and more understandable.  Sometimes it’s the historians which go quietly into the unknown.  One of … Continue reading »

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

  Spent some time recently working on a freelance article about Hollywood and I ran across a site that I hadn’t visited in a long time:  The LOC Motion Picture & Television Reading Room.   If you’ve never had a chance to visit the site, you really should!  You can easily find it online at … Continue reading »

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Have You Tried OWI?

Back after a brief hiatus, I was doing some research tonight at the LOC Prints & Photographs Reading Room and I’m constantly amazed at the amounts of photographs coming online.  As seen in the example above, there are just thousands upon thousands of photographs that are useful in researching early 20th Century history.  Let’s say … Continue reading »

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Eagles All!

In the dark days of 1939 and 1940, while America grappled with the internal division of the isolationists vs. those who knew that war was fast approaching, there was a group of young pilots itching to get into the fight!  Knowing that fighting for the Allies before the entry of America into the war was … Continue reading »

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New Book of the Month: The Fort

Just finishing up a new review of The Fort for our Book of the Month page, I came away impressed with the author’s work, but somewhat less impressed by what I now know about Paul Revere.  Maybe I had bought too much into the tales of my youth growing up, that is of stirring rides … Continue reading »

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COLD & SNOW!!! BRRRR!!!

Well, it’s after Christmas and amid the crowds of shoppers looking for deals and returning unwanted gifts, a large portion of the country has been zapped with massive amounts of snow.  Being stuck in the middle of all of this, I thought it would be a great post to investigate how previous Americans dealt with … Continue reading »

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