Category Archives: History

One of the many reasons I love BBC History Magazine

From the October 2019 issue: “Correction In a caption on page 44 of August’s issue (Trafalgar: An Overrated Victory?) we wrote that the “Dutch fleet” was destroyed at the battle of Copenhagen. It should of course have read “Danish fleet”. … Continue reading

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Donald Trump In The China Shop

I read recently that the objective of the Cold War was to defeat the Soviet Union, but the achievement was to build the West. We’ve lived with the concept of “the West” so long we’ve forgotten that, prior to 1945, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Now…

is a lot of Cold War spy stuff. Novels – The Spy Who Came In From The Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Non-fiction – Legacy Of Ashes (not just Cold War, but that was the driving force behind my picking … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 1973

I was in the band at Hinds Junior College (now Hinds Community College) in the fall of 1973. On Oct. 6 we had an away football, I think at Northeast Junior College – anyway, it was a long bus ride … Continue reading

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D-Day, June 6, 1944, was 9 years and 361 days before I was born.  From the perspective of today, that seems like almost ancient history, a memory of another time.  But when I was learning to walk, I was surrounded … Continue reading

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