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On August 1, 1917, Frank Little, a veteran IWW organizer, was dragged out of his hotel in Butte, Montana by company thugs and lynched. His murder, one of the most famous killings of a labor organizer in American history, demonstrated the lengths to which mining companies were willing to go to keep their company towns […]
I’m currently in the UK doing some research at the National Archives, and I’m reminded that accidental finds are always more interesting that what you’re actually looking for. Amidst the voluminous correspondence of the Viscount Trenchard, I came upon the following translation of a German prisoner of war interrogation report, for a pilot forced down […]

November 11

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On November 11, 2009

Two QOTDs:Jacob Levy: A Veteran’s/ Armistice/ Remembrance Day observed on November 11 in particular shouldn’t just mean a gauzy and somber honoring of live veterans and fallen soldiers. It

Book Review: The White War

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On August 9, 2009
In May 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in an effort to detach and seize several mountain provinces, as well as Trieste and portions of the Adriatic Coast. Since the beginning of the war, Italy had engaged in negotiations with both the Allies and the Central Powers. Although initially attached by treaty to Berlin and […]

Epitaphs of the Great War

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On July 25, 2009

It’s been a bad year for World War I veterans. A few months ago I stumbled across one of those articles that make Wikipedia such an amazing resource, listing the survivors of the Great War. Ther

From Colony to Superpower X: Wilson Epic Fail

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On February 1, 2009
Chapter X of From Colony to Superpower covers the Wilson administration. There’s a lot here; much of the chapter deals with US relations with Mexico, which Erik is probably a bit more qualified to discuss, and which I’ll accordingly return to in the second round. To start with, I’ll concentrate on Herring’s treatment of the […]

AEF Blog

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On November 12, 2008

A correspondent points out this fantastic blog about the American Expeditionary Force Siberia. AEF Siberia was part of the effort by Britain, France, the United States, and Japan to strangle the Bolsh

Armistice Day

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On November 11, 2008

They ask me where I’ve been,And what I’ve done and seen.But what can I replyWho know it wasn’t I,But someone just like me,Who went across the seaAnd with my head and handsKilled men

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