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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.

Frederick Douglass: Slavery to Freedom

Born a slave in 1818, his mistress began teaching Frederick Douglass to read until her husband stopped her. So, he self-taught, and escaped to...

Harry Winston, “The King of Diamonds”

The "King of Diamonds", Harry Winston (b. 1896 - d. 1978) was a hard-headed businessman and a fanatical gem-collector. The American jeweler famous for...

Nikolai Gogol: Famous Novelist, Failed Apostle

Gogol was a writer at odds with his own genius. What he did well-the comic and strange-he did not value. What he strove to...

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Governor of Puerto Rico

In May 1928, President Hoover appointed Theodore Roosevelt Jr. to the position of Governor General of Puerto Rico. Roosevelt was in Vietnam at the...

Billy Bishop – Canadian Flying Ace

William Avery Bishop, also known as Billy Bishop, was born in Owen Sound, Ontario on February 8, 1894. He was the third of four...

The Life and Struggles of Winston Churchill: The War in 1942

Britain and the USA made joint plans for the war in 1942, with Europe as the primary theater of war. Meanwhile, in Asia, Japan...

The Candy Empire of Milton Hershey, Maker of the Hershey Bar

Milton Hershey was born in 1857 into a deeply religious Mennonite family that lived on a farm in south-central Pennsylvania. His ancestors had been...

St. Peter, the First Pope

Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but...

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...

Who Was Al Capone?

Just the name Al Capone connotes the dark and seamy underworld of mobsters, prohibition, Elliot Ness and gangland killings. But who was this brilliant...
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