Category Archives: Media

Smithsonian Snapshot – Amelia Earhart’s Transatlantic Record Airplane: A Lockheed Vega 5B. 1932.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this week’s Snapshot highlights Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B—the very plane she flew when she became the first woman to fly nonstop and solo across the Atlantic Ocean. On May 20 – 21, 1932, … Continue reading

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HBO’s upcoming documentary called WARTORN 1861-2010

Received some info from the good folks at HBO about their upcoming documentary called WARTORN 1861-2010 from executive producer James Gandolfini, which premieres this Veterans Day, November 11th at 9pm on HBO. Civil War doctors called it hysteria, melancholia and … Continue reading

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Top 50 American History Blogs

Historymasters.org identified the Top 50 American History Blogs (Now I know they do it strickly for promotional purposes, but still it is nice to get recognized): The United States has had a rather eventful history — in spite of its … Continue reading

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100 Best History Blogs

The Guide To Online Schools, which is an online education directory that specializes in online degrees, online schools, and distance learning, picked Blog4history.com as one of its 100 Best History Blogs. From the publisher: Reading about history on encyclopedia-type sites … Continue reading

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Uber Liberal Oliver Stone Proclaims Hitler Needs Context

Nincompoop Hollywood writer/director Oliver Stone told the Sunday Times of London (would link to it but you have to pay, a simple internet search finds commentary on this topic) — while promoting his documentary South of the Border about South … Continue reading

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Government Regulation of Internet?

The government wants to regulate and in some instances start taxing blogs and other websites. Great! More government cuz you know it does such a good job regulating and taxing and dealing with oil spills and hurricanes…. yea, more government … Continue reading

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History Channel’s “America: The Story of Us”

The History Channel’s “America: The Story of Us,” began with a nice introduction by President Obama. Rolfe at Jamestown, the horrible conditions, and the exceptional nature of the survival of the early colonies. Then in an even more grand style, … Continue reading

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Who Are Oliver Stone’s Hitler Historians?

There were a slew of news stories last week that specifically mentioned that Stone worked with two unnamed historians for his up-coming documentary on Hitler and other mass murders in an attempt to give us “empathy” for them and “provide” … Continue reading

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Oliver Stone’s New Documentary: Revisionism at its Best…

Oliver Stone is no stranger to conspiracy theories and to gross historical inaccuracies (see JFK for starters, Oswald was the lone shooter), and it looks like he is taking on yet more “misunderstood” events and people (thank God for Oilver … Continue reading

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The History Channel Gets it Wrong: “Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War”

I got a chance tonight to catch a re-airing of the History Channel’s Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War. Though I enjoyed the documentary and as far as I can tell it did an excellent job establishing the general mood and … Continue reading

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