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America’s Big War Wasn’t “Civil”

America had a big war–brother against brother.  It was started 150 years ago.  They called it “civil,” but it was not. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were slaughtered by battle and disease. The physical devastation was tremendous–billions of dollars spent … Continue reading

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Why Was The Army In Little Rock, AR In 1957?

In 1957 I was a six-year-old in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I had a lot of company there as members of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division joined us in the city. At the time I didn’t really understand what was going on; … Continue reading

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US Congressman, Thaddeus Stevens, My 4th Greatest American

Tommy Lee Jones plays Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Lincoln.  However, many Americans have no idea who Thaddeus Stevens was. Thaddeus Stevens was born in 1792 in Vermont to a poor family and was abandoned by his father … Continue reading

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