Tag Archives: Harry Truman

Hawaiian Shirts

Little did I realize it in the late spring of 1967, that my new shirt was the heart and soul of Hawaiian shirts.  Joe, my new high school buddy, gave me a Barong Tagalog. Before I met them, my best … Continue reading

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National Freedom Day

I wonder how many people know about or even celebrate National Freedom Day in the United States.  Because National Freedom Day commemorates a very important historical event, I’m surprised that it receives very little publicity.  For those of us who … Continue reading

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Activist Eleanor

I have a great deal of admiration for biographers who take up the challenge of condensing the life stories of people like Eleanor Roosevelt. There is always a wealth of raw data about these historical figures. How does one organize it into a story … Continue reading

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Stalin’s Curse (Review)

I’m often asked why I enjoy studying history so much.  I frequently answer the question by saying that I really love great stories.  What more compelling and thrilling tales can be found than are the accounts of events and people … Continue reading

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