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Herbert Hoover and the Centennial of American Entry into World War I: Episode II

By: Matthew Schaefer, Hoover Archivist

The meeting of the Iowa World War I Centennial Committee reminded this Hoover archivist that it was time to pen the monthly installment of the Herbert Hoover saga.  678 more words

World War I

Let's Stop Cheapening Combat: Women Are Not the Primary Victims of War

Many sound bites reverberated throughout the 2016 presidential elections—like Hilary Clinton’s claim that “women have always been the primary victims of war.” Although, this wasn’t actually stated during the campaign, but rather in 1998 at the First Ladies’ Conference for Domestic Violence in El Salvador. 1,161 more words

Feminism

Happy World Poetry Day!: An homage to William Wordsworth

Ah, once again, there they go,
a slight roll of the eyes
and a recoil from something foul,
but we know – you and I – 574 more words

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From "The Reinforcements" by Tania-Stacy Stancliffe

Commandant Schukov addressed the cadets as was his wont, like a general at a review with arms clasped at ninety-degree angles.

“What’s he got to say this time?” Viktor whispered to Pyotr. 489 more words

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Vimy Ridge: Personal connections.

One hundred years ago on April 9, 1917 the Canadian Corps fought a battle that told the world we were no longer a colony, but a true nation. 671 more words

History

Primer for the Trump Apocalypse: Practical Business Men

Heartbreak House is not merely the name of a play,” wrote George Barnard Shaw in the preface to his masterpiece. “It is cultured, leisured Europe before the war.” The play was neither published nor performed until after the cessation of hostilities in World War I. 616 more words

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