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“Goldfinger,” Goldwater, Civil Rights and Peak Sixties: Bond in Context, Part 3.

The history surrounding the most iconic film of the James Bond franchise involves politics, civil rights, Vietnam and a particularly crucial Presidential election.

By |2018-09-03T20:30:41-07:00September 3rd, 2018|History, Movies|5 Comments

Bond in Context, Part 2: “From Russia With Love” and the curious moment of the early 1960s.

The historical context of the second James Bond film involves the Cold War and hopes for a better world, many of which were dashed by the Kennedy assassination.

By |2018-09-01T20:30:50-07:00September 1st, 2018|History, Movies|5 Comments

007 and History: The James Bond films in historical context, Part I, Introduction and “Dr. No.” [video]

How are the James Bond movies reflective of their times? In my new video series I'll explore the historical context of the 56-year film franchise, one movie at a time.

By |2018-08-30T20:30:08-07:00August 30th, 2018|History, Movies|6 Comments

Historic Painting: “The Girl Who Found The Golden Horn” by Harald Slott-Møller, 1906.

This painting commemorates the discovery, in 1639, of one of the world's great Iron Age art treasures, sadly now lost to history.

By |2018-07-09T20:30:36-07:00July 9th, 2018|Art, History|0 Comments

Cribs of the Chiefs: let’s visit some Presidential Places. (Part 1) [videos]

In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.

By |2018-06-18T20:30:55-07:00June 18th, 2018|History, Video|0 Comments

New voyages into the past: join me at ThatHistoryGuy and my new Twitch channel!

I have a brand new website showcasing my online history classes, and a Twitch channel where you can get a taste of them. Please follow!

By |2018-05-10T16:30:50-07:00May 10th, 2018|Classes, History, Social Media, Technology|0 Comments

Earth: Katyn Forest, Russia, the site of a truly monstrous act of anti-intellectualism.

In April 1940, agents working for Stalin murdered tens of thousands of people here. Why? They were afraid of them thinking too much.

By |2018-04-09T20:30:42-07:00April 9th, 2018|Earth, History|0 Comments