Dwight Eisenhower: Death of a General Who Hated War

Posted on March 29th, 2019
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Ward Eight, in its prime years, was the epicenter of state-of-the-art medical care in the US. Located on the third floor of the now closed Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Ward Eight featured the latest technology, the best specialists, and intensely focused service — the list of its patients included the most distinguished […]

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Dead Men Can Tell Tales

Posted on March 22nd, 2019
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Dawn broke in a cloudless sky over Sun Valley, Idaho on July 2, 1961.  A warm, crystalline day lay ahead for the pristine Sawtooth Mountain community. Inside the back bedroom on the second floor of his rustic, hunting lodge of a home, Ernest Hemingway rose quietly. In his blue pajamas, colorful red Italian bathrobe and […]

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Yes, A Broken Heart Can Be Fatal

Posted on March 14th, 2019
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The story of Will and Judy Webb was recently featured on national newscasts. Not because of any explosion on social media, but due to the simple way they died — together, holding hands right up until the end. The two met when they were both 14. A few years later, Will joined the Army and served […]

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The Dead Speak: Lost Graves, Identity Theft

Posted on March 1st, 2019
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A mid-nineteenth historian, whose name is long lost, once remarked that the best way to understand a community is to go to the local cemetery. The true fabric of any society is written on the tombstones: long and short lives, triumph, tragedy, even missing chapters, it’s all there in one sprawling historical account. The most […]

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Carol Channing’s Cathedrals of Imagination

Posted on February 22nd, 2019
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It’s just been confirmed that on March 23, 2019, the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, California will host a gala tribute to Carol Channing with a program of special performances and testimonials. The question is whether Channing, who died on January 15th at the age of 97 in the Palm Springs area, will have a […]

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