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Our favorite genre

Our favorite genre

By Marvin Olasky
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2015 Books Issue | Readable and insightful history books from the past 12 months

Freedom was worth the fight

By Mary Reichard
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History | A 91-year-old D-Day veteran says he would do it all over again

Remembering the Tiananmen Square massacre

By Angela Lu
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China | While China tries to ignore the 26-year-old tragedy, activists elsewhere honor the memory of the hundreds of students who died

The Wright stuff

The Wright stuff

By Cal Thomas
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Books | I was not surprised to see historian David McCullough’s latest book rocket to the top position on the New York Times best-seller list. Not only is The Wright

Remembering V-E day and the music that carried the soldiers through WWII

By Joseph Slife
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History | Seventy years ago today, bells of celebration rang across Europe on V-E Day, marking the final allied victory over Nazi Germany. But before the bells of…

Historical society press can’t keep up with demand for <em>Pioneer Girl</em>

Historical society press can’t keep up with demand for Pioneer Girl

By Emily Scheie
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Books | Editors rejected Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography when she wrote it in 1930. Little did they know the work would become a best-seller when first…

Remembering the forgotten

By Mindy Belz
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History | The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide revives old wounds and new fears of ethnic—and religious—cleansing

Weekend Reads: Historical fiction

Weekend Reads: Historical fiction

By Rebecca Gault, Ryan McKinnon & Marvin Olasky
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Books | The Pagan Lord: A Novel By Bernard Cornwell In  The Pagan Lord  (Harper, 2014), Bernard Cornwell weaves a tale full of complex characters who draw the…

When hatred loses its object of hate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We know what ISIS hates, but pray tell, what do they love? What are they for ? We know their zeal for beheading, but what do they look forward to after the last…

Globe Trot: Obama to skip Armenian genocide commemoration

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” this year when commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the…

Israel at age 67: Slammed if you do, dead if you don’t

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | In the fine movie Witness , an Amish child at a Pennsylvania railroad station at first thinks a bearded old Hassidic Jew in a dark, full-length coat is one of…

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

Flunking civics should no longer be an option

By Cal Thomas
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Education | “Don’t know much about history” —Sam Cooke It’s an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks, “What do you think about…

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