Category Archives: History

Charles Dickens In A Train Crash By Sebastian Murphy-bates

A Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens suffered post-traumatic stress from a train disaster that killed 10 and wounded 40, a newly-discovered letter suggests. Seven carriages plunged off a bridge in the Staplehurst rail crash of 1865 after a train derailed … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I revealed as secret scribe of historic manuscript By Rebecca Jones

  A manuscript written by Queen Elizabeth I has been discovered after lying unnoticed for more than a century. A literary historian from the University of East Anglia made the startling find in Lambeth Palace Library in London. He turned … Continue reading

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Review of West Like Lightning

In his book, West Like Lightning: The Brief Legendary Ride of the Pony Express, Jim DeFelice chronicles the 18-month span of one of the most fabled epochs of Old West history. DeFelice describes every stop on the historic route across … Continue reading

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Review of Stan Musial: An American Life

  In his book, Stan Musial: An American Life, renown sports journalist, George Vecsey gives an in-depth and intimate look at one of the greatest baseball players to walk on the field. Musial may not have received the press of … Continue reading

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The Astros already have a bruised reputation. A sign-stealing scandal could land the final blow. Tim Brown

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch general manager Jeff Luhnow will likely be at the center of MLB’s investigation into sign-stealing. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It’s probably too late to wonder how we got here, as cheating … Continue reading

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‘Like Getting My Father Back’: WWII POW’s Art Returned To His Family By Laurel Morales

  Howard Weistling wanted to be a comic strip artist. But when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Weistling felt compelled to enlist in the Army. Mike Weistling, Howard’s grandson, loved to hear his grandfather’s war stories. “He probably told me … Continue reading

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The Lab Discovering DNA in Old Books By Sarah Zhang

University of York   It was in the archives of the Archbishop of York that Matthew Collins had an epiphany: He was surrounded by millions of animal skins. Another person might say they were surrounded by books and manuscripts written … Continue reading

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