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Historically Speaking: The Nearly Forgotten Founding Father

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By Tom Morrow Not all of our so-called “Founding Fathers” sat in Independence Hall or rode with Washington in battle. British-born Thomas Paine armed himself with a pen ...

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Historically Speaking: Hero or Spy

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By Tom Morrow Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, became the most famous man around the world when in 1927, he flew solo across the Atlantic from ...

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Historically Speaking: Change the World-Go Bankrupt

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By Tom Morrow The development of the printed word is one of the world’s most influential inventions. Regardless of your religious beliefs or philosophy, the first printings of ...

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Historically Speaking: Napoleon and America

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By Tom Morrow One might ask “What does the history of French Emperor Napoleon have to do with American history?” A lot – about half of our continental ...

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Historically Speaking: The March on DC

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By Tom Morrow The burning of Washington, D.C., by the British Army during the War of 1812, wasn’t the only time our nation’s capital city was invaded. It ...

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Historically Speaking: The Soldier Who Left His Country

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By Tom Morrow He spent most of his military career as a U.S. soldier; He was commandant of the U.S. Military Academy when Abraham Lincoln offered him command ...

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Historically Speaking: From Depression to War

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By Tom Morrow The second World War was the largest and most deadly global military conflict in recorded history. It was the defining seven-year period of the 20th ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Gray Ghost’ is What They Called Him

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By Tom Morrow One of Robert E. Lee’s most dependable commanders during the Civil War was John Singleton Mosby. Unless you’re a serious student of history, the name ...

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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Nearly Won the War Single Handedly

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By Tom Morrow He was a hero of World War II, but no one knew about him until years after the fighting stopped. He was the leading codebreaker ...

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Historically Speaking: The “Little Flower” of ‘The Big Apple’

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By Tom Morrow Fiorello Henry La Guardia, born Dec. 11, 1882, was an American politician who was a New York Republican Congressman, but was best known as the ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Black Jack,’ the 6-Star General of the Armies

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By Tom Morrow World War II produced a handful of “five-star” flag officers, with “general of the army” or “fleet admiral” designations but preceding them was a lone ...

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Historically Speaking: Douglas MacArthur: An ‘American Caesar’

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By Tom Morrow He was one of the world’s greatest military leaders, yet among the most controversial: U.S. five-star Gen. Douglas MacArthur. This thumb-nail sketch is but an ...

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Historically Speaking: The Teapot Dome Scandal

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By Tom Morrow Most of us have heard of the “Teapot Dome” scandal, but what was it, where was it, and what did it involve? Teapot Dome was ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘Beau James’ – the ‘Gentleman’ Mayor of NYC

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By Tom Morrow James John Walker, born June 19, 1881, was known colloquially as “Beau James,” was mayor of New York City from 1926 to 1932. A flamboyant ...

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Historically Speaking: ‘The Kingfish’ — America’s Would-Be Dictator

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By Tom Morrow Huey Pierce Long Jr., born Aug. 30, 1893, was a socialist-leaning Democrat who nicknamed himself “The Kingfish” after a radio character (Amos ‘n’ Andy). He ...

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