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Historically Speaking: Washington’s Spy Ring – Key to the Revolution

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By Tom Morrow If you’ve been watching the television series, “Turn – Washington’s Spies,” the episodes have closely portrayed reality. In the summer of 1778, the Culper Ring ...

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Historically Speaking: Alger Hiss- Was He or Wasn’t He a Soviet Spy?

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By Tom Morrow In 1948, Alger Hiss was an American government official accused of being a Soviet spy. In 1950, he was convicted of perjury in connection with ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘The Battling Bastards of Bataan’

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By Tom Morrow One of the best examples of America at its most unprepared and inept was the retreat of the untrained, ill-equipped with obsolete weapons, and poorly ...

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Historically Speaking: A ‘Hero of Heroes’

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By Tom Morrow No doubt, most of you have driven along Basilone Road through Camp Pendleton, or on John Basilone Memorial Freeway, a.k.a. Interstate 5 between Oceanside and ...

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Historically Speaking: Abe Lincoln’s No. 2 Man

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By Tom Morrow In Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 reelection bid, southern U.S. Sen. Andrew Johnson was chosen by to be vice president in an effort to heal the country ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Would Have Been President

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By Tom Morrow Henry Agard Wallace, born Oct. 7, 1888, nearly became president back in 1945, but the Democrat party bosses dumped him for a second term as ...

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Historically Speaking: FDR’s GOP Opponent Who Became an Ally

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By Tom Morrow Of the four presidential campaigns Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran, he considered a small-town Indiana lawyer, Republican Wendell Willkie, as the most formidable of his opponents. ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Pioneered Radio and TV News

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By Tom Morrow Edward R. Murrow came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts from Europe for the Columbia Broadcasting System during World War II. He was ...

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Historically Speaking: A U.S. Senator’s Assault on Our Democracy

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By Tom Morrow If you think today’s Congressional hearings have been contentious, for those of us who witnessed the Army-McCarthy in the early ‘50s, present-day investigative hearings are ...

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Historically Speaking: The Turning Point of the Pacific War with Japan

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By Tom Morrow If you’ve studied World War II, especially the Pacific War with the Japanese Empire, you’ll know that six months after Pearl Harbor was attacked, the ...

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Historically Speaking: History’s Pure Albeit Flawed Genius

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By Tom Morrow If you’ve been watching the weekly National Geographic miniseries on Albert Einstein (“Genius,” 9 and 11 p.m., Tuesdays on the Nat. Geo. cable channel), you’ve ...

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Historically Speaking: The Vietnam War

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By Tom Morrow Note: This is a subject that takes thousands of words to explain. The space I’m afford here can only provide an overview of a terrible ...

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Historically Speaking: The Cold War Era

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By Tom Morrow The two Atom Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan ended World War II. They were the most terrible weapons ever devised (at that point ...

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Historically Speaking: Three Funny Men I Have Interviewed

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By Tom Morrow Of all the many celebrities I have interviewed during my 40-plus years of writing, three comedians stand out: Jack Carter, Henny Youngman, and Milton Berle ...

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Historically Speaking: Who Were the Best and Worst Presidents

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By Tom Morrow Many of us have lived to witness a number of U.S. Presidents and the question often asked is: who was the best you remember? I ...

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