Tag Archives: history

How I Came to Spend the Pandemic Thinking About Winston Churchill

Reviews of recent works by Candice Millard and Eric Larson Continue reading

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The Jukebox Story: Rise and Fall

The impact of technical, economic and cultural changes. Continue reading

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The Jukebox Story: Whose Idea Was This Anyway?

Was it the inventor of the “nickel-in-the-slot” machine? Continue reading

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Let’s Social Distance and Quarantine Like It’s 1918

The doctors, deniers and poets of the Spanish flu pandemic. Continue reading

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Blame Ben Franklin: The History of For-Profit Colleges

The commercial for-profit college business is older than the United States itself. Continue reading

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What to Think of Thomas Edison

The man, the book, the movie Continue reading

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The Bloomers: Baseball’s Barnstorming Women

The Bloomer Girls didn’t always win, but they filled the ball parks wherever they played.
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Orvieto

Home of the Etruscans Continue reading

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Big Lucy

Lucy the Elephant, Margate, N.J. Continue reading

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Irish Castles

Ruined, restored and repurposed. Continue reading

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