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A "What If" Memorial Day

As a Veteran and Historian, I appreciate Post like this, I hope you do too. Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all my readers and subscribers.  -SF… 801 more words

Military History

The Betrayal of Black Kettle

This is a story that I was oblivious to until recently. It wasn’t until I read Dee Brown’s brilliant book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee… 1,961 more words



For Memorial Day Weekend here’s a look at a needlessly neglected U.S. military unit.


Conflict: Mexican War

Comment: This unit of the American Army was named for its leader, Alexander William Doniphan, who had served in his native Missouri’s Mormon War of 1838. 220 more words

Neglected History

Review: The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War

This evening’s recommended Weekend Reading is timely in light of Memorial Day.

Samuel Hynes. The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War.  New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books, October 21st, 2014.  682 more words

Book Review

French and Indian War

I enjoyed stepping away and diving into an Oceans Unit but I am excited to get back into “normal” American History. I have always been fascinated with history so I may enjoy this unit more than Caleb ;) Here is my… 582 more words


Mercer Girls, by Libbie Hawker

This book might rate 4 stars to a different reader, but for my own enjoyment I’m giving it 3. It just wasn’t quite meaty enough for me. 551 more words

Book Reviews