The long weekend ahead might have become synonymous with the start of summer, but it is also the weekend leading into Memorial Day. Originally known as Decoration Day, which honored Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War, Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country.
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When author Nicholas Griffin started to write his first historical novel, he wanted to bring as much authenticity to the story as possible. It was important to him, especially because the story was inspired by an ancestor whom Griffin has learned was a pirate. The book itself, The Requiem Shark, was based on the final
Tombstone is a little town in Arizona that is steeped in history. There have been scores of television shows that reference the town’s infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral with the Earps on one side and the Clantons and McLaurys on the other. Today, the dusty little town does its best to preserve its history,
Last month, I had an opportunity to review Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Although the story is classified as a historical biography of Louis Zamperini, I can only imagine that the work is much more than that for his family as well as the families of other people whose lives intersected his extraordinary life. If you