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Elbert Hubbard And John Davey: Shared American Values

Helen Davey | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Davey

One of the most eloquent admirers of John Davey was Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), a wildly popular and eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and...

Two Ships, Four Generations: A Family's Odyssey

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Joan Z. Shore

The early twentieth century was an age of immigration -- millions left Europe in despair, defeat or fear to make new lives in America. My family history is not much different from that of other immigrants, but with one big deviation: two generations arrived from Europe and two later generations returned!

The Sinking of the Lusitania: How a Wartime Tragedy Occasioned a Landmark Animated Movie

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.07.2016 | New York
The New York Public Library

More than any other single event, Germany's sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, which resulted in the loss of 128 American lives, signaled the moment when U.S. public opinion about the First World War began to crystallize.

This Week in World War I, May 2-8, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Passenger ships had continued to ply their trade between Britain and the United States since the start of the war. One such vessel was the Lusitania, which had made regular transatlantic sailings between New York and Liverpool via Queenstown in southern Ireland.

Mass Murder

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.04.2015 | Home
Peter Clothier

Aside from its compelling narrative, then, and the universal appeal of a disaster tale, Larson's book invites us to contemplate these questions about war, and the mass murder it has now inevitably become; and about the morality of those who lead us into it, and through it, with necessarily little regard for the individual human lives caught up in it.

This Week in World War I, February 14-21, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

World War I at Sea: Antisubmarine Warfare, Torpedoes and Mines Sopwith Cuckoo Dropping Torpedo In February 1915 the German government announced ...