Category Archives: History

Book Reports on Books You’ll Never Read #2

Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century by John F. Kasson It wasn’t until the beginning of the 20th century that Americans invented fun.  Strange to think of thousands of years of civilization without fun.  With … Continue reading

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The Youth of Assassins

Over the weekend Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot by Jared Lee Loughner, an assassination attempt that left Giffords in critical condition and 6 others dead.  When political assassination attempts happen, many notice the similarities between different political assassins in … Continue reading

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The Mustache Preservation Society and Clinic of Indianapolis, Indiana

In 1899 Dr. John Danforth Phillips felt a calling in his life.  A young veteran of the Spanish-American War, serving as a Captain for the famously mustached future president Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Phillips had seen firsthand the fighting forces of … Continue reading

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