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History Hits: Lanchester Brothers and Their Motor Company—Lanchester Who?

As I was trudging through my History degree, something became quickly apparent: people like big, great people to be able to focus on in history. In antiquity, there are the commonly known names of Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Genghis Khan, who all made their names famous through military ventures. 1,300 more words

Car

Death and Life in Iceland

The sea and the land have teeth.

The Ölfusá Meets the Atlantic at Óseyartangi

For human beasts, life and death are a series of crossings. For earth, water and wind, three  living forces humans wade through, it is a great mixing together. 313 more words

Gunnar Gunnarsson

Louisiana attorney Steve Rabalais writes bio of Mississippi man's WWI feats

Featured in the Miami Herald

Because he couldn’t find a book about the Mississippi native who was a mentor to Dwight D. Eisenhower and chief of staff to Gen. 530 more words

Books

This Podcast Tells the Stories High School History Class Forgot

I’ve listened to many different podcasts over the last few years and have generally found them as a whole to be remarkably similar to commercial television—that is, 90 percent somewhat mindless and boring, with the other 10 worthwhile and interesting. 1,125 more words

Education

Disruptive peace

This is the second in a series on the four Sundays of Advent. For the 1st Sunday, Hope, click here.

It’s easy to lose sight of the genuine profundity of World War I, the Great War, in our world off first-person shooters, militarized law enforcement, and perpetual military interventions waged from control rooms thousands of miles from targets. 704 more words

Further details, Amer Women in the War (1918-19).

I’ve updated the post on screenwriter Frances Marion and the 1918-19 film on U.S. women’s work in the war with information obtained from the National Archives, the USC Cinematic Arts Library, and other sources.

Women's History