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Historically Speaking: A Most Admired, Then Reviled Man

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By Tom Morrow By the second decade of the 20th century, Herbert Hoover was the most admired man in America, primarily for his World War I humanitarian relief ...

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January 1, 2015

Christmas pasts and memories of tough sledding By Tom Morrow In retrospect of Christmases past, when I was young I usually begged for one specific gift to be ...

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Historically Speaking: Billy Mitchell, Father of U.S. Air Power

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By Tom Morrow Aviation pioneer Billy Mitchell correctly predicted what lie ahead in 20th century warfare, but at great personal cost. As early as 1906, Mitchell predicted the ...

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December 25, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

By Tom Morrow A kid’s wish-list for Santa these days would have been unimaginable for us kids of 50 or 60 years ago. The digital age has completely ...

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Historically Speaking: The nearly forgotten President

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By Tom Morrow His name has been the brunt of jokes by comedians for years. He’s one of America’s little-known Presidents, yet Millard Fillmore held office and made ...

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December 18, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

Age is only a number, isn’t it? By Tom Morrow Back in the mid-sixties, (maybe it was ’64), there was a song with words to the effect, “Will ...

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Historically Speaking: Gutenberg

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by Tom Morrow Regardless of your religious beliefs or philosophy, the first printings of the Bible was the catalyst for spurring wide-spread education and literacy, bringing the nations ...

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December 11, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow If you were a kid during the ’30s,’40s, ’50s, ’60s, and even the early ’70s, it’s a wonder you survived. A couple of you sent ...

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Historically Speaking: Joseph Pulitzer

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The Man Behind The Prizes By Tom Morrow Most people today have heard of the coveted “Pulitzer Prizes,” but few know what they are or for whom they ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man who would be Bond

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By Tom Morrow Born May 28, 1908, Ian Lancaster Fleming was a famed English author, journalist and British Naval Intelligence officer, who lived many of the actual experiences ...

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Historically Speaking: The Malmedy Massacre

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By Tom Morrow In the bitter-cold winter of 1944, the Allied forces were racing to the Rhine River to overthrow the German Nazi regime; at the same time, ...

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Historically Speaking: Rationing During World War II

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By Tom Morrow For civilians during World War II, rationing was introduced in stages, which was a process that controlled the size and frequency of a number of ...

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Historically Speaking: The Desert Fox

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By Tom Morrow During the 20th century, there were a number of renowned and highly-respected military leaders – Pershing, Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, MacArthur, Marshall, Yamamoto, Montgomery, but none ...

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Historically Speaking: The Curmudgeon of America’s Press

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By Tom Morrow Henry Louis “H. L.” Mencken was a journalist, essayist, editor, satirist, critic of life and culture of American as well as a scholar of American ...

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Historically Speaking: Rebuffed Donation Turns Up As University

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Harvard University Didn’t Want Their Money by Tom Morrow During a meeting with officials of Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., they were a relatively-unknown couple from California. They ...

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