Yearly Archives: 2008

Researchers unlock secrets of 1918 flu pandemic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly — a group of three genes that lets the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia. They mixed samples of the 1918 influenza strain with … Continue reading

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Yahoo! Users’ Top-Rated War Movies

1. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) 2. BRAVEHEART (1995) 3. SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) 4. BLACK HAWK DOWN (2001) 5. PLATOON (1986) 6. THE PIANIST (2002) 7. HOTEL RWANDA (2004) 8. FULL METAL JACKET (1987) 9. PATTON (1970) 10. GLORY (1989) 11. … Continue reading

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Life of a Civil War Soldier Series

[From SoldierStudies.org] Article 1 12/17/08 The Blue and the Gray in Black and White Assessing the Scholarship on Civil War Soldiers By Aaron Sheehan-Dean Aaron Sheehan-Dean is an associate professor of history at the University of North Florida. He is … Continue reading

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Failure is not an Option… it is Rewarded!

Slowly public education has come to the point where No Child Left Behind is becoming, “Failure is not an Option.” Students cannot receive a failing grade, not an option. This will become reality sooner than later… But this is not … Continue reading

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Disgraceful!

Between Bush’s bailout of the Big Three Auto makers to the U.S. Congress and its bailouts, comes news that Congress has decided they have done such a good job they deserve a raise at the expense of $2.5 million to … Continue reading

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“America the Beautiful”

I love this photo… I have been very busy with the start of my next graduate class, “Historical Research Methods,” and this one will be a challenge. Anyway, thought I’d share this photo I found and I have lost the … Continue reading

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67 Years: Remembering Pearl Harbor

  Read this incredible story of a 13 year old who persuaded Pearl Harbor veterans not to give up their reunions, something they contemplated doing. With what seems like large segments of today’s American society ready to forget (if they … Continue reading

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December 2008 Book Notes

Due to the amount of books that I have coming this will have to be a regular thing. First up, Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45, by Max Hastings, March 2008, New York, Random House Inc. 656pp. $35.00 978-0-307-26351-3. This … Continue reading

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11th Wisconsin Book Reviews

My book has been getting some very decent and kind reviews, thanks all! Bret over at TOCWOC noted that, “Wehner’s writing style was very enjoyable and allows readers to become immersed in the story of the regiment. It caters to … Continue reading

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Hmmm….

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