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The Declaration of Independence Read to the Army

Life of George Washington – By Aaron Bancroft

Pretty much everyone who lives in American knows who George Washington is. George Washington bravely led our nation in war against Great Britain. He chaired the Constitutional Convention. He was the first president of the United States. After his death, his family gave all his journals and letters to Chief Justice John Marshall. Marshall used […]

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John Charles Fremont

A Short History about the First Man to Run for President of the United States as a Republican

This short history is based upon my reading of Charles Upham’s 1856 book titled Life, Explorations, and Public Services of John Charles Fremont. In 1856, John Fremont became the first man nominated by the Republican Party to run for President of the United States. This book was published shortly after he was nominated as the […]

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unbroken

A short history of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who survived as a Japanese POW

This short history of the life of Louis Zamperini is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken. Most movies stray from the history that was portrayed in the book. The movie Unbroken does not. Early Life Louis Zamperini was born 1917 to Irish immigrants. He lived a troubled youth were he was a master thief and […]

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Daring Deeds of American Generals

Daring Deeds of American Generals – By John S. Jenkins

Daring Deeds of American Generals is a series of short biographies of seven generals from the war of 1812. The seven Generals covered in this book are Jacob Brown, Edmund Pendleton Gaines, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, Alexander Macomb, Zebulon Montgomery Pike, and Winfield Scott. Unlike many biographies, this book is void of many details […]

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pearl-harbor

Pearl Harbor – By Craig Nelson

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Within an hour of speaking these words, war was […]

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Life of General Francis Marion

Life of General Francis Marion – By W. Gilmore Simms

Francis Marion was not the most famous General of the Revolutionary War. However, he was a very influential leader. Thanks to Walt Disney, more American’s know Francis Marion by his nickname, the “Swamp Fox”. Francis Marion received the nickname of Swamp Fox from a British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton. One day Tarleton was very frustrated […]

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