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Category Archives: World War I

A Dawn

Packed in a dark city canyon we march with bayonet faces to the Great War. We march for our country and those who say we must fight. We march toward bullets, shells, and trenches. We march to A Dawn many never see. Notes: A Dawn was painted by C.R.W. Nevinson in 1914. A Dawn by […]

Also posted in C.R.W. Nevinson, George Thomas Clark, Paint it Blue, Painters

100th Anniversary – Start of World War One

These stories are from the biographical novel “Hitler Here”

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, George Thomas Clark, Germany, Hitler Here

Spanish Influenza

Good morning Spanish influenza says entering healthy young adult hearts pumping lungs fatal full of fluid by evening or next. Eighty million perish worldwide most in frenetic ninety days, twenty million in October 1918 India, about seven hundred thousand in U.S. In oilfields outside Bakersfield filthy makeshift hospitals hold tough young immigrants prior to death. […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Health, Kern County, Short Pieces - GTC

Spanish Influenza – Part 2

good morning spanish influenza says entering healthy young adult hearts pump lungs full fatal fluid that evening or next eighty million perish worldwide most in frenetic ninety days twenty million in october ‘eighteen india about seven hundred thousand in u.s. bakersfield pummeled more still in oilfields where filthy makeshift hospitals hold tough young immigrants prior […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Influenza, Kern County, Oil, Poetry - GTC

Otto Dix in The Trench

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “The Trench,” please click here To see “The Seven Deadly Sins,” please click here

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Art, Expressionism, Otto Dix, Painters, World War II

I Am MacArthur

This story is from the collection “The Bold Investor” <

Also posted in Alexander the Great, Asia, Australia, China, Dean Acheson, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Japan, John Barrymore, Korea, Korean War, Napoleon, Nuclear Weapons, Pearl Harbor, Philippines, Short Stories - GTC, The Bold Investor, West Point, World War II

Historian Presents the Statistics of War

I bumbled by that smoking, manure-laden vehicle that didn’t explode in New York City last week and felt foolish I wasn’t the one who detected it and that I should have since I’ve spent my career analyzing wars but concede I’m only a historian, hiding in academia, who would’ve cringed at the sound of real […]

Also posted in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Alexander the Great, Iraq, Taliban, War, World War II