Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday which honors those men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed each year on November 11. Veterans Day traces its history back to the end of World War I. Military hostilities ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the…
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Karl Marx at 200: Time to Revisit?

This year is the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth (May 5, 1818). The anniversary is being celebrated throughout the world. It is especially celebrated in Trier, Germany, where Marx was born. China presented the city a large bronze statue of Marx. Trier changed its pedestrian lights to show images of the famous philosopher. Memorabilia…
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Fall Must-Reads for Historical Fiction Fans

Looking through recent book reviews, pre-publication resources, and author websites, I discovered some great titles scheduled for release this fall that should interest readers of historical fiction. The titles are varied, with some stand-alone titles by major authors, and new entries in a few different popular series. Spanning the ages, they include: Silence of the…
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Joining “The Firm:” Meghan Markle Marries into the House of Windsor

When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry on May 19, she is not only marrying into the British Royal Family, but also joining forces with a very successful business enterprise. An enterprise which Prince Philip refers to as “The Firm.” The hardworking and popular Windsors are one of Britain’s most important economic resources. According to a…
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March is Irish-American Heritage Month

Since 1991, United States presidents have proclaimed March Irish-American Heritage Month in honor of the contributions made by Irish immigrants and their descendants to the growth and development of the United States. The heritage month conveniently coincides with St. Patrick's Day, the Irish national holiday. To celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month and to learn more about…
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