It was an English author Wilkie Collins who, in 1870 first proposed that world peace would only be achieved when man created “a destructive agent so terrible that men’s fears of annihilation will force them to keep the peace”. 1,830 more words

"Amelia Earhart and the Morgenthau Connection": What did FDR's treasury secretary really know?

The late Rollin C. Reineck was a war hero, retired Air Force colonel and a longtime member of the Amelia Earhart Society, whose passion for Earhart research often produced interesting, informative pieces, one of which you are about to read. 3,947 more words

"This is How We Live"

Public art is fairly commonplace in many parts of D.C., and as I have been able to see during my bike rides, it has become even more prevalent over the past few years. 373 more words


Another Dictator, Another Film, Another Era

Were we a more principled people in 1940? Or were we braver back then?

I’m trying to figure out why it’s so hard to release a film ( 441 more words

"If only I had a back to rub now..."

Saturday, Nov. 14, 1942

My father actually boarded the train today but I’ll finish up his long letter:

“Well, Liebchin.. Here it is sometime after midnight and instead of sleeping like a good boy, I’m sneaking an extra page in… I did eat that 10 PM supper after all – Roast beef with gooey cake and coffee – Boy, all that excitement over the second front—– I could cry—I missed Roosevelt’s speech in French – I was so disappointed – I wanted to hear it in the worst way but I was busy at the time—I hope it’s repeated…Humpf! 113 more words

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"Earhart Deception" presents intriguing possibilities

Today we continue our examination of Paul Rafford Jr.’s writings about what might have  have transpired during the last hours of Amelia Earhart’s alleged “approach” to Howland Island, as well as other intriguing and controversial ideas he advanced over the years following his retirement from the NASA’s Manned Space Program in 1988. 2,594 more words

Roosevelt’s Secret War

Title:                      Roosevelt’s Secret War

Author:                  Joseph E. Persico

Persico, Joseph E. (2001). Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage. New York: Random House… 1,274 more words

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