Sunday, September 26, 2021

Historical Biographies

The colorful personalities of famous people come alive to share their shortcomings, passions and achievements. Cross the boundaries imposed by time and space, and come face to face with your favorite (and not so favorite) historical figures.
Relive the life and times of famous men like Winston Churchill and not so famous heroes such as the Civil War hero Sam Davis. about politicians that became military heroes, like Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Thrill in the escapades of Criminals like Dick Turpin and the murderer, Rev John Selby Watson.
It’s all here, plus much more, just click on the links below and board your own time machine.

The Life of Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman? Part 3

A summary of Sojourner Truth’s character and contributions. The singular character of Sojourner Truth was one of determination, religious fervor and an immovable faith. She...

The Life of Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman? Part 2

An accounting of Sojourner’s struggles immediately following hr emancipation. Isabelle returned to Van Wagener’s abode on the condition that he pay her a sum of...

The Life of Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman? Part 1

The early life of the abolitionist and women’s rights advocate, Sojourner Truth. She presented an imposing figure, standing upon the raised dais. All towering six...

Eye of Dawn : The Story of Mata Hari, Part 2

The conclusion of my Mata Hari article. It describes her rise to fame and discusses the controversy surrounding her death. “My dance is a sacred...

Eye of Dawn : The Story of Mata Hari, Part 1

This is the first in a two part expose of the much maligned Mata Hari, a woman far ahead of her time in staking...

The Most Notorious Criminals of all Time

There are criminals who are remembered only during their lifetime, and then there are those who live in infamy. The 18th century pirate Blackbeard...

Rabin’s Definitive Legacy

So we begin, with two different episodes from Rabin's life, two episodes that show him in two completely different lights. One as the decisive...

The Rise of the Red Baron

Many people think of the legend behind the man via cartoons and popular myths. But, who is the Red Baron? Where does the legend...

Wilson Pasha – Chief Engineer to the Egyptian Government

A few lines written by my Great Aunt led me to investigate her husband's father Wilson Pasha, engineer for the Egyptian Government from 1857...

The Last Soviet Leader

Gorbachev's perestroika (economic reformations) and glasnost (openness) prepared the USSR for democratic reforms and improved Western relations. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was the Union of Soviet...