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19 March 2019

The legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson has been and forever shall be overshadowed by the war in Vietnam. But LBJ’s administration was about more than what he referred to as “that bitch of a war.” In the space of a little more than...

Book cover with black and white pictures of black men and women with words A More Beautiful and Terrible History
27 February 2019

My students often say to me that they aren’t clear what they should be highlighting when they are reading their texts or primary source documents.  I had a similar thought when I was reading A More Beautiful and Terrible History;...

Bookk cover with photo of Robert Kennedy surrounded by people and words Delta Epiphany with author name
13 February 2019

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, his brother, Robert Kennedy, the attorney general, lost more than most.  For much of his adult life he had sublimated himself to his brother’s wishes. They...

Book cover with rust colored top and black and white photo of Frederick Douglass below, with title of book
05 February 2019

When beloved Acorn Books on W. 5th Ave. began their three-month long-goodbye going-out-of-business sale a year ago, books were half-price. Nice.

Sad, but nice. I scored a few. Mostly World War II histories.

Then, after a...

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04 February 2019

Someone once observed that when a film borrows a few elements from earlier works, it’s considered unoriginal, but one that borrows every element is considered “well-researched.” In that sense, What Men Want is very well-...

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26 January 2019

Stan & Ollie is an entertaining story for all viewers, but it’s a special treat for anyone who’s seen old Laurel and Hardy flicks. Besides being physically transformed to look like these iconic comedians, stars John C....

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