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Stephan Talty

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Searching for Henry Morgan

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 8:52 AM

Thirty feet below the surface of the Chagres River lay the remains of one of the most important battles in pirate history: an encounter between the Spanish Empire and the greatest buccaneer leader of all time, Captain Henry Morgan. On a recent blazing hot day, four archeologists led by an...

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The Dreamer Who Saved D-Day

(5) Comments | Posted June 6, 2012 | 11:34 AM

As American troops fought their way ashore at Normandy in the inky darkness of June 6, 1944, a young spy waited nervously in London for news. His name was Juan Pujol and he'd played a secret and hugely improbable part in the landings that were now unfolding 130 miles away....

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What the Dalai Lama Should Do Now

(205) Comments | Posted March 31, 2012 | 7:01 AM

The Dalai Lama is now 76 years old and is fast running out of time. The leader of Tibet has repeatedly said that he will return to Lhasa again to walk the streets he knew as a boy. Millions of Tibetans dream of this happening. But every year that passes,...

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'Escape from the Land of Snows': A Portrait of Tibetan Faith Amid Crisis

(76) Comments | Posted January 29, 2011 | 6:32 PM

Tibet is, in the West, a story of a small, occupied country. It's a story we understand perfectly -- a weak nation taken over and occupied by a more powerful one. This is, in a way, the American theme, the theme of 1776, when we threw off our own band...

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