Category Archives: History

Review of Killers of the Flower Moon

  David Grann’s, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I., is a gripping account of an event in the history of one of the richest Native American tribes in the United States. When … Continue reading

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Review of Empire Made

In his book, Empire Made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle who Vanished in British India, recounts his journey to find a long-lost relative who disappeared in Asia during the apex of Britain’s hegemony. Empire Made is part history, part … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor and the Legacy of Carl Vinson Victor Davis Hanson

    His monumental contributions to American security are largely unknown to Americans today.   Seventy-six years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese fleet surprise-attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the home port of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.   Japanese … Continue reading

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5 Author Friendships That Make Us Jealous Zach Locascio

Did you know these authors were friends?   Great artists often work alone, but some form symbiotic relationships with their contemporaries. These relationships often help inspire amazing works through mentoring or editing each other. All friendships below are composed of literary giants … Continue reading

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Insider Magazine: A baseball hero’s heroes by Jill Painter

(A version of this story originally appeared in the ninth edition of the 2017 Dodger Insider Magazine.)   Every home game during the middle of the second inning, the Dodgers recognize a member of the armed forces near the Dodgers … Continue reading

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We Owe You Our Freedom–Thank You

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The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries by Sarah Laskow

We asked some of our favorite libraries: What’s the oldest item in your collection? When you start to think about the oldest books that a library might hold, there are any number of rabbit holes you can fall down. What’s … Continue reading

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