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The Hidden Places Of World War 2

By Jerome M. O'Connor

Four decades after the launch of World War II, a new book journeys us to places few have been.

In The Hidden Places of World War II: The Extraordinary Sites Where History Was Made During The War That Saved Civilization (Lyons Press/Rowman & Littlefield), Navy veteran, award-winning journalist, and recognized historian Jerome M. O'Connor takes readers back to the world's biggest and most significant war, to the overlooked places to describe little-known events where history was made.

Many of the sites were thought to be closed or locked away forever or believed to never have existed. Some of the war-changing events described here were ignored for decades by military historians. With historical and contemporary photos, the book opens the eyes of both a new and older generation of readers, in an exploration of the actual locations that changed history.

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Posted on September 13, 2019

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

The Hidden Places Of World War 2

By Jerome M. O'Connor
Secret missions, hidden war rooms, code breakers, and top secret orders - some of the war-changing events described here were ignored for decades by military historians.

Posted on September 13, 2019

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

By New America
The politics of immigration are broken, but immigration itself remains an underappreciated American success.

Posted on August 29, 2019

Dude Picks Up Babe Ruth Book In Chicago Signed By Babe Ruth

By Brigandi Coins & Collectibles
"Ruth-autographed copies of this book are especially rare since he was quite ill at the time and only singed a limited number of copies."

Posted on August 22, 2019

The Secret History Of Koch Industries And Corporate Power In America

By New America
If you want to understand how we killed the unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, stalled progress on climate change, and how our corporations bought the influence industry, all you have to do is read this book.

Posted on August 16, 2019

The Right-Wing American Love Affair With One Of America's Most Disturbing Serial Killers

By Thom Hartmann/Independent Media Institute
A monster who boasted of how he had hacked up a 12-year-old girl--had Ayn Rand's ear, as well as her heart. What happened next was the modern Republican Party.

Posted on August 20, 2019

20 Ways Trump Is Consciously Following Hitler's Template

By Steven Rosenfeld/Independent Media Institute
A younger Trump, according to his first wife, kept and studied a book translating and annotating Adolf Hitler's pre-World War II speeches in a bedside cabinet. The English edition of My New Order, published in 1941, also had analyses of the speeches' impact on his era's press and politics. "Ugly and appalling as they are, those speeches are masterpieces of demagogic manipulation."

Posted on August 12, 2019

'Warspeak' Permeates Everyday Language. Why It Matters.

By Robert Myers/The Conversation
We're all in the trenches now, and most of us don't even know it.

Posted on August 9, 2019

UChicago Shakespeare Specialist David Bevington Remembered

'Heaven Better Informed Tonight'
Bill himself weighs in.

Posted on August 6, 2019

MUSIC - How Africa Adopted Jimmie Rodgers.
TV - Sinclair, ABC Light AOC On Fire.
POLITICS - SCOTUS's Border Wall Fiasco.
SPORTS - Black Athletes' Underused Trump Card.

BOOKS - The Hidden Places Of World War 2.

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