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February 16, 1804  The Most Daring Act of the Age

Historic accounts differ as to the early success of the Islamic conquests.  Contemporary Christian sources saw them as God’s punishment for the sins of fellow Christians.  1,005 more words

The Sealwoman's Gift - Herald Review

Review: The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson

This is an impressive debut from Sally Magnusson who seems to have inherited her Icelandic ancestors’ talent for beguiling storytelling… 755 more words

Book Reviews

October 21, 1797 Old Ironsides

When the United States won its independence from Britain in 1783, the young nation soon learned that freedom was not without disadvantages. One being that America had lost its protector at sea. 820 more words

True Slaves Are Self-Made

This past week, I happened to hear a bit of discussion on Michael Savage’s radio show that pertained to nineteenth-century painter Giulio Rosati’s work. The specific subject was a series of paintings sharing the title, “Choosing the Favorite”. 758 more words

Cultural Meltdown

Available: The Horrible History of Captain Black Hand

The book The Horrible History of Captain Black Hand authored by Q-Bitz is available: https://www.createspace.com/7591813

Humor

Icosium

Vous croyez sans doute, comme tout le monde, que la Casbah est un quartier? Eh ben non, la Casbah n’est pas un quartier, c’est un état d’esprit. 1,396 more words

Algerian Independence War