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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Posted on 03/08/2018 in misc • Tagged with History

Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X has been on my Amazon wish list for years. A couple of weeks ago the price on the Kindle edition dropped to $1.99, so I finally bought it. I finished reading it last night. I don't know what I was expecting from the book …


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Stratford Hall and George Washington's Birthplace

Posted on 11/21/2016 in misc • Tagged with History, Virginia, Travel

stratford

Our original plan for Saturday was to drive up to Gettysburg and do a 9 mile battlefield hike. Then my son remembered that 11/19 was Remembrance Day (anniversary of the Gettysburg Address), and neither one of us was looking to deal with a crowd. So we stayed close to …


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Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front

Posted on 11/15/2016 in misc • Tagged with Books, Fredericksburg, History

Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863 by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White

2nd Fredericksburg and the Battle of Salem Church get overlooked in Civil War history because they were part of the more famous Chancellorsville campaign. This battle is of special …


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John Lewis, Badass

Posted on 04/02/2015 in misc • Tagged with Books, History, Politics

I just finished reading Walking With The Wind, A Memoir of the Movement by Congressman John Lewis. I'm embarrassed to admit how much I didn't know about the Civil Rights movement in the US. I'd blame it on a loophole that allowed me to skip the 2nd year of US …


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Welcome to Denver, please set your clocks back to 1950

Posted on 09/28/2014 in misc • Tagged with History, Education

Students in Denver are protesting over a conservative assault on the history curriculum


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Memorial Day thoughts

Posted on 05/26/2014 in misc • Tagged with Fredericksburg, History

Thinking out loud on Memorial Day


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