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The Tsar Reincarnated: The life and career of Vladimir Putin. [Part III]

This article, originally posted in March 2015, has been updated in spring 2017. Scroll to the end for the update. This is the third and [...]

By |2015-03-20T20:30:20+00:00March 20th, 2015|History, Interesting People|0 Comments

The Tsar Reincarnated: The life and career of Vladimir Putin. [Part II]

Vladimir Putin embezzled money from his own neighbors while they starved, then waited like a spider for ultimate power to fall into his lap. He most certainly did not "come out of nowhere."

By |2015-03-17T20:30:26+00:00March 17th, 2015|History, Interesting People|0 Comments

The Tsar Reincarnated: The life and career of Vladimir Putin. [Part I]

Read about how a surly lower-class kid from the grubby streets of Leningrad became the most powerful man in the world, and a 21st century tsar.

By |2015-03-16T20:30:31+00:00March 16th, 2015|History, Interesting People, Spotlight|0 Comments

“Ruy Lopez” and the African Queen: Humphrey Bogart and the art of chess.

In addition to being one of the screen's greatest icons, Humphrey Bogart was an amazing chess player.

By |2015-02-12T20:30:46+00:00February 12th, 2015|Games, History, Interesting People, Spotlight|0 Comments

42 Historical People, No. 15: Isaiah Thomas, publisher and antiquarian.

Forget "fair and balanced." Isaiah Thomas's newspaper was not for the faint of heart, at least where the issues of the American Revolution were at stake.

By |2015-01-17T20:30:42+00:00January 17th, 2015|History, Interesting People|0 Comments

42 Historical People, No. 13: Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, First Lady of the United States.

The wife of the 5th President was charming but very shy and retiring. What was her impact on history?

By |2014-12-18T20:30:00+00:00December 18th, 2014|History, Interesting People|0 Comments