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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’

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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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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

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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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Notes and Quotes: September 8, 2018

Who Was That Fat Man? By Tom Morrow About 1973, I have having lunch at a rather posh restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. I don’t recall the reason for ...

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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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Notes and Quotes: August 25, 2018

More ‘Think About Its…’ By Tom Morrow SEZ ME, MYSELF & I: The SOLUTION – The cheapest and quickest way to prevent anyone from ‘hacking’ or tampering with ...

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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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