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America: Our Defining Hours

How Lincoln and Grant& 39;s Partnership Won the Civil WarPresident Abraham Lincoln and General Ulysses S. In his ...read moreHow FDR& 39;s & 39;Fireside Chats& 39; Helped Calm a Nation in CrisisWhen Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated on March 4, 1933, the United States was entering the fourth year of the Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in the nation’s history.
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Easter During WWII Featured ‘Hitler Eggs’ With Moustaches

By Easter 1941, news coverage in the United States was beginning to reflect the ominous beat of war drawing closer to the country. The traditional Easter celebrations—the 5th Avenue Easter parade in New York City, visits to the blossoming cherry trees in D.C., and coverage of the Easter observations and style of the president and first lady—may have proceeded as usual, but echoes of the terror facing the world could be seen in things as minor as Easter egg decorations that year.
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8/21/2017 The Israeli Response - History

The Israeli government seems to have a problem — its well-trained, hyper-sensitive antenna always able to detect antisemitism appears to be failing. However, the controversy created as a result of Netanyahu& 39;s visit to Hungary pales in comparison to the disputes triggered by the Prime Minister& 39;s deafening silence following the recent attack in Charlottesville, VA.
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First Bailey Bridge over the Rhine, 1945

First Bailey Bridge over the Rhine, 1945 Here we see British engineers building the first Bailey pontoon bridge across the Rhine after the Allied airborne crossing of the river. The men from the Royal Engineers had trained on Yorkshire rivers (Donald Bailey, the inventor of the bridge, came from Yorkshire).
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The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

I had now been in battle with the two leading commanders conducting armies in a foreign land. The contrast between the two was very marked. General Taylor never wore uniform, but dressed himself entirely for comfort. He moved about the field in which he was operating to see through his own eyes the situation.
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