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Winston Churchill’s Reaction to Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 1941 A Day Which Will Live in Infamy On December 7th, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor. 2,403 Americans were killed and another 1,143 were wounded. Up to this point, President Roosevelt

The World’s First Boycott

Origins of the Term “Boycott” Introduction For a majority of the modern world, the term “Boycott” is synonymous with some of the greatest humans to ever grace the Earth. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela used the non-violent form of protest to reshape

Benjamin Franklin Ran Away From Home At 17 Years Old

Book: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By Benjamin Franklin About the Book: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the unfinished record of Benjamin Franklin’s life written by Franklin himself and is one of the most influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Franklin’s account of

Jack Kennedy’s Reading Obsession

President John F. Kennedy A Reading Beast In Historic Conversations On Life With John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy sits down with Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. in 1964 to discuss her foregone life alongside the recently assassinated president. This heartfelt perspective on JFK’s life behind closed

Death Plagued and Forged President Andrew Jackson

Death and Andrew Jackson Early Years Father’s Death Andrew Jackson was born on March 15th, 1767. Since that day he claimed he had “been tossed upon the waves of fortune.” Jackson’s personality is nearly impossible to sum up in a single sentence. On one hand,

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Was Kicked Out of His First Band

Book: Born to Run By Bruce Springsteen Upon reading Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run, it was shocking to learn that the now legendary rockstar was booted from his first band; not only that but a crew he had put together himself! Thankfully, Bruce was