This book does a wonderful job of making the Secret Service a bit more human and, at the same time, tell the story of the JFK Assassination from a different viewpoint that of the people who were about as close as anyone could get.
n a 1958 interview, Truman was asked about the soul-searching decision he went through to decide on dropping the bomb. He replied, “Hell no, I made it like _ (snapped his fingers) _ that!” One year later at Columbia University, he said, “The atom bomb was no great decision.”
After heavy preliminary bombardment, the Americans began the invasion of Iwo Jima… Not a single Japanese warship was sent to oppose this enemy landing, only 700 miles from the homeland.
It’s easy to forget, sometimes that other societies have a perspective on things that is very different from our own. It’s probably a major reason why we have so much conflict in the world.
“without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.” ― John F. Kennedy
Known throughout the world as “The City of Light” Paris, France is synonymous with everything beautiful, exciting, tasteful and enchanting.
Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis: Even though pamphlets and softcover books have been available in Europe since the 16th century, US readers looked down on them until well into the 20th century. As a recent Atlas Obscura post by Cara Giaimo explains, without a mass-market distribution model in place, it was difficult to make money… … Continue reading The Soldiers’ Pocket Books That Legitimized Paperbacks — Pacific Paratrooper
A 14 year old Fidel Castro writes FDR a Letter.
First of all I want to personally thank Everett "Smitty" Smith for his service and his family's sacrifice in supporting him and worrying about him while he was away fighting for our freedom. I understand the thinking behind the protest of taking a knee during the National Anthem, however, I don't think it's appropriate … Continue reading Women and Computers in WWII – Intermission Story (22)