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America Fights in World War I: Connecting the National to the Personal


It came as a shock to the system. In 1914 Europe had enjoyed just about 100 years of relative peace, what has been appropriately termed the “Pax‑Brittanica.” There had been brush‑fire wars periodically, but since the defeat of Napoleon at … Continue reading

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Spaceflight and the Preservation of the Physical Past


Cultural relics from Apollo, as well as other wreckage, soft landers, and rovers currently exist on the Moon, undisturbed since their arrival. That does not mean that no one will do so in the future. With the Google Lunar X … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Hayes of the Twenty-Third”


Hayes of the Twenty-Third: The Civil War Volunteer Officer. By T. Harry Williams. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. Rutherford B. Hayes may have become president after the disputed election of 1876 through Republican Party machinations, but before that experience … Continue reading

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