Who was Grigori Rasputin? The Story of the Mad Monk Who Dodged Death

Who was Grigori Rasputin? The Story of the Mad Monk Who Dodged Death 1

When people hear the name Grigori Rasputin, their minds almost immediately begin to wander. The stories told about this so-called “Mad Monk” suggest he possessed some magical powers, or that he had a special connection to God. But they also suggest he was a sex-crazed maniac who used his position of power to seduce women …

Read moreWho was Grigori Rasputin? The Story of the Mad Monk Who Dodged Death

Boil, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble: The Salem Witch Trials

Boil, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble: The Salem Witch Trials 2

In a world popularly obsessed with the occult (the phenoms of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings come to mind), it seems hardly plausible that the past murders of American “witches” were not only accepted but encouraged in history. For those unfamiliar with the Salem Witch Trials—the killing of 14 women and six men …

Read moreBoil, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble: The Salem Witch Trials

Trains, Steel and Cash Cash: The Andrew Carnegie Story

Trains, Steel and Cash Cash: The Andrew Carnegie Story 4

Money, as they say, makes the world go round. And in the case of Andrew Carnegie, that saying couldn’t be more true. If there is one name that is synonymous with philanthropy, industry and vast riches, that name would belong to Mr. Carnegie, Born in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie’s heritage was nothing special. He …

Read moreTrains, Steel and Cash Cash: The Andrew Carnegie Story