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Book Review: Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History’s Most Notorious Women by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

From Amorous Artists to Way­ward Wives: A must if you ever want to be on Jeopardy. Read More »

A Four-Year-Old’s Wish for a Royal Wedding: Ending Hunger

Maybe the little girl's wish for Princess Elizabeth can be transferred to all children who are hungry and suffering today. Read More »

This Easter, Let’s Remember the World’s Hungry

This Easter remember the hungry and suffering and see what you can do to help them. Read More »

A Modern-Day “Silent Guest” to Fight Global Hunger

Easter is upon us. This is as good a time as any to take in some silent guests and Feedback. Read More »

Book Review: The Irish Slaves: Slavery, Indenture and Contract Labour Among Irish Immigrants by Rhetta Akamatsu

An absorbing read, making history alive and vibrant in all its misery. Read More »

Book Review: The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel by Michael J. Totten

Why the people of Lebanon rose up against their Syrian overlords - and what went wrong afterwards. Read More »

Public Diplomacy Done Right with School Meals

Instead of slashing our international school meals budget, and pouring mostly military aid into different countries, why not feed the children? Read More »

TV Review: The Borgias

The Borgias kicks off on Showtime as the cable network's newest historical epic. Read More »

Book Review: One Nation Under Sex by Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach

An interesting history of the distractions of American Presidents. Read More »

The Great Russian Famine of 1921: When America Heard the Pleas of the Sick and Starving

Camels were used for the daunting task of hauling food into the snowy interior of Russia (National Archives 200 (S)- ARA-59)

The Russian famine was a defining moment in the history and character of America. Read More »