American History

Posters, Stamps and a LOT more!

  Went to the post office today and found this sheet of stamps for sale.  I’ve been a long-time stamp collector, unofficially, and am a sucker for American history stamps.  I couldn’t help but grab them. If you’re into circus stuff, you can find more information about this particular set of stamps at a great USPS site located … Continue reading »

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New Stuff!

Hi everyone! Hope your 2014 has been going well so far?  It’s started out ok for me.  Busy, but that’s good, right? I’ve just posted up a new Book of the Month.  This one is entitled American Arsenal by OUP.  I was given the chance to review a hardback edition of this title and came … Continue reading »

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A Preponderance of Resources!

Too.  Much.  Stuff!   As a amateur historian and freelance writer (try my book or visit Internet Genealogy for details) I’m faced with a unique conundrum.  With today’s digital environment and resources…there’s almost too much stuff to wade through! While I never thought I would be saying this, the facts are that for anyone doing … Continue reading »

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Theresienstadt: A False Hope…

Having very recently gone back and listened to the Audible version of both Winds of War as well as War and Remembrance, I was struck yet again by the scale of the Holocaust, but yet this time, it was the personal views as shown by Wouk in the Jastrow characters that really struck home–the dashed … Continue reading »

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Updates On The Way!

Hi there everyone! Just a real quick not to let you know I’ve got a ton of updates to the blog…starting with the Movie of the Month!  Try the links above to get the new stuff and I’m hoping to get a new post up later today. I’ve also just updated the Image of the … Continue reading »

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Sketching the War….

   Too often our visions of war are only one-sided.  The terrors of combat, the death and destruction, the ungainly marching of the army across a vast moon-cratered battlefield. While the horrors of war are certainly true, and the effect of them equally as terrible on the men and women that must fight them, there’s … Continue reading »

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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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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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