The War That Didn’t End All Wars: World War I

Today is Veteran’s Day, and we want to honor all people who fight for our country. I want to look at a war that is sometimes forgotten, or, rather usurped by its older brother later in the 20th century: World War I. There’s no doubt World War II has gained in popularity in the last … Continue reading “The War That Didn’t End All Wars: World War I”

Celebrating American Nurses During World War I

I have a special place in my heart for nurses because my mom was a nurse back in the 1980s. She worked in the ER of our local hospital for a while and then became a home healthcare nurse. Though she retired from the profession when my parents moved back to Israel, she still to … Continue reading “Celebrating American Nurses During World War I”

Creative License: Sherlock Holmes During World War II

May is National Mystery Month, so what better way for us mystery lovers to celebrate than to take a look at one of the most, perhaps the most, famous sleuths in history: Sherlock Holmes? I have to be honest here. I am not a great lover of the Holmes character. I find him too egotistical … Continue reading “Creative License: Sherlock Holmes During World War II”

America’s First Female Private Eye: Kate Warne

Most Americans know the story of the Lincoln assassination on that fateful night at Ford’s Theater on April 15, 1865. Too bad Kate Warne wasn’t on the job.  Who was Kate Warne? Only the first woman private detective, one of those women that history forgot. But as we’re wrapping up Women’s History Month, let’s take … Continue reading “America’s First Female Private Eye: Kate Warne”

The Spanish-American War of 1898

Photo Credit: Farewell Arch in South Framingham, Massachusetts, where Massachusetts troops departed for the Spanish–American War in 1898, from Reminiscences of Company F, Second Regt. Massachusetts Infantry, U.S.V., First Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps, Of Gardner in the War With Spain, With Historical Data, 1906, author unknown: Kges1901/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 3.0 When talking … Continue reading “The Spanish-American War of 1898”