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A Few Choice Words

The American people stand firm in the faith which has inspired this Nation from the beginning. We believe that all men have a right to equal justice under law and equal opportunity to share in the common good. 217 more words


Hot War to Cold War

When Foreign Minister’s Togo initially learned of the Hiroshima atomic bombing from the Domei News Agency, he believed that it was time to give up and advised the cabinet that the atomic attack provided the occasion for Japan to surrender on the basis of the Potsdam Declaration. 4,008 more words

Book Review - Harry S. Truman by Robert Dallek

Robert Dallek is a historian, author and retired professor from Boston University. He mainly focuses on American Presidency and US foreign policy. Dallek wrote books such as Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, Ronald Reagan: The Politics of Symbolism and won the Bancroft Prize for Franklin D. 1,544 more words

Odds and Ends No. 4

Yesterday, I awakened with something
under my right armpit. Artery sticking
out? DSL cable in my right arm?

This morning I awakened with the same… 641 more words


Without Thought of Reward

His mother had attended college where she studied art and music.  When he was five, she taught him to read.  Although he later considered himself to have been a sissy during his childhood, he served as an officer during wartime.  219 more words


Mirada a la muerte sin sentimentalismos

El nuevo filme del director catalán Cesc Gay llega a México. Truman, o Una sonrisa a la vida (título en México), la película española del año según el diario El País, cuenta la historia de Tomás, un matemático que vive en Canadá y que viaja a Madrid por cuatro días para re encontrarse con su amigo Julián. 848 more words

Taste Chocolate

It’s the last day of 2016 and we have had a vicious illness cycling through our family. It started with Norah, then Truman, and now Melissa and I have it. 181 more words