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Interview with S.W. O’Connell, Author of ‘The Cavalier Spy’

"As a retired Army intelligence officer, I always imagined I’d write some kind of spy story."

Interview with author S.W. 'Connell, creator of the Yankee Doodle Spies series and "The Cavalier Spy". Read More »

Anthem Film Fest – ‘America: Imagine the World Without Her’


This is not a boring history lecture. It is more like an historical drama. Read More »

TV Review: AMC’s ‘Turn’ – Episode Three: ‘Of Cabbages and Kings’

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This week's "Turn" features much about of ships, the secrets held beneath the sealing wax, and, in fact, both cabbages and kings. Read More »

TV Review: AMC’s New ‘Turn’ a Slice of Little Known American History

Turn on AMC

Starring Jamie Bell, Turn is based on the real history of America's first spy ring--the Culper Ring, and on the 2007 book 'Washington's Spies' by Alexander Rose. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘George Washington’ – The Criterion Collection

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The ambitious feature-film debut from director David Gordon Green remains thought-provoking, if unfocused. Read More »

Presidents’ Day – Should We Honor All Presidents On This Day?

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If we do a little exploration, we could probably find something interesting and noteworthy about each one of the 44 who have served their country. Read More »

The Second Amendment: Wrong Centerpiece for the Gun Debate

Controls on military-style weapons won't stop gun violence, but would say much about who we are as a people. Read More »

Book Review: 1776 by David McCullough

Using extensive research in American and British archives, McCullough tells of the year when Washington marched towards freedom or death. Read More »

Book Review: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic by Nadja Baer (Adapter), Nathan Lueth (Illustrator), Thomas Jefferson, et al

Nadja Baer's adaptation of the United States Constitution features the complete original text of the supreme law of these United States, and is packed with full-color illustrations. Read More »

Book Review: American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution by Harlow Giles Unger

The Boston Tea Party you didn't study in high school. Read More »