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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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Notes and Quotes- October 27, 2018

A Life of Flying High By Tom Morrow Nearly a century ago, a young lad born to Greek parents started out in life as an outstanding football and ...

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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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Notes and Quotes: October 20, 2018

By Tom Morrow As the years pass us by, a goodly number of well-known name products have disappeared from the commercial scene. Growing up, I remember my grandmother ...

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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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Notes and Quotes- October 13, 2018

It’s a ‘Slam Dunk’ By Tom Morrow There words and phrases in our most difficult language that makes one pause to consider their meaning. Take, for instance, “direction.” ...

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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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Notes and Quotes: October 6, 2018

It Was as Simple as Asking the Question By Tom Morrow In April 1964, I was vice president for communication and historical archives at the Hotel del Coronado. ...

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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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Notes and Quotes: September 29, 2018

By Tom Morrow When I was growing up, we had an elderly neighbor who was one of our town’s many colorful characters. He was a rather rotund man ...

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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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Notes and Quotes: September 22, 2018

The Ultimate Eighth-Grade Education’ By Tom Morrow When I was growing up in the 1940-50s, the State of Iowa only required an 8th grade education before a student ...

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Historically Speaking: Douglas MacArthur: An ‘American Caesar’

Historically Speaking

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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Notes and Quotes-September 15, 2018

Where Does This Road Take US? By Tom Morrow In 2005, I had the good fortune of traveling to Italy for another of my travel-writing excursions. Upon our ...

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Historically Speaking: The Teapot Dome Scandal

Historically Speaking

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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