History

Napoleon’s Mistress.

by Daniel Russ on July 19, 2012

  The Battle of Eylau was one of those victories for the Grande Armee that a commander might prefer not to boast about. Rules of engagement for the 15th through the 19th centuries generally gave the win to who ever stayed on the battlefield, a call not unlike a tie that goes to the runner […]

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Gunpowder Kills Irony

by Daniel Russ on August 25, 2009

  Members of the royal court of the Han Dynasty in ancient China had access to the best homeopathic medicines of the day. The Han Emperor sent his physicians to find a way to extend life for people. I guess when you are the Emperor of9 million square miles of territory, or the largest empire […]

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Afghanistan, The Graveyard of Empires.

August 23, 2009

Pakistani Taliban Deputy Hakimullah Mehsud is now the new Taliban combat leader in Pakistan. He is said to be ruthless and well connected in insurgent and terror circles. This is bad news as we now have 68,000 troops in Afghanistan, up from 20,000 just three years ago. We are starting to hear also that in […]

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A Project To Record The Stories Of Every Living WWII Veteran

August 18, 2009

I met with a Marine veteran who will join with me to record the stories of all living WWII veterans, men, women, Black and White and Brown and Red. We are looking to find sponsors, perhaps Dell will donate server space, perhaps Sony or Wal Mart will donate cameras and computers. We  believe we can […]

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Harry Patch, WWI Veteran, Dies.

August 7, 2009

Reporting from Wells, England — The cathedral bells pealed for an entire hour, tolling not just one man’s death but the passing of an era. Harry Patch was 111 when he died two weeks ago, and his body was laid to rest Thursday after a memorial service here in the medieval city of Wells, in […]

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