The Jekyll and Hyde Myth Of Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest

A few miles near Tuscumbia, Alabama, the Confederate Army marched along the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Private Phillip D. Stephenson, loader of piece No. 4, 5th Washington Artillery, Army of Tennessee, had fallen behind. It was as if the hunger in his belly had moved down to his legs and feet, hollowing out the muscles …

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The Bixby Letter: A New Analysis Casts Doubt

The Bixby Letter: A New Analysis Casts Doubt 1

One of the most extravagantly admired of all Lincoln documents is the letter to the Widow Bixby, written on November 21, 1864. James G. Randall and Richard N. Current declared that it “stands with the Gettysburg address as a masterpiece in the English language.”[1] Another Lincoln biographer, David A. Anderson, claimed that “Lincoln’s three greatest …

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Who discovered DNA?

Who discovered DNA? 2

ON APRIL 25, 1953, three papers were published in Nature, the prestigious scientific journal,[1] which exposed the “fundamentally beautiful”[2] structure of DNA to the public, and sounded the starting gun of the DNA Revolution.[3] The authors of these papers revealed the now-famous double-helix structure of DNA, thereby unlocking the secret code of the human gene. …

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William McKinley: Modern-Day Relevance of a Conflicted Past

William McKinley: Modern-Day Relevance of a Conflicted Past 3

In the presidential campaign of 2004, George W. Bush’s advisor Karl Rove repeated to journalists his long-standing explanation of why he admires William McKinley and expects Bush to reproduce what Rove regards as McKinley’s successes.[1] In 2003, Kevin Phillips, a Bush critic, wrote a book explaining how much he also admires McKinley.[2] Eric Schlosser, a …

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Joseph Stalin: Man of the Borderlands

Joseph Stalin: Man of the Borderlands 4

We know what Heaven and Hell may bring,But no man knoweth the mind of the King. Rudyard Kipling, “The Ballad of the King’s Jest.” In his memoirs, the Georgian Menshevik √©migr√© Grigorii Uratadze described Joseph Stalin, whom he had known in the days of their revolutionary activity in the Caucasus, as “a man without a …

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