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Indiana’s 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State is a collection of biographical essays compiled by Linda C. Gugin and James E. St. Clair in honor of the Indiana Bicentennial. My essay is about Dr. Harvey Wiley (1844-1930), and can be found on page 376.

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Ping Pong Diplomacy

You’ll never look at a game of table tennis the same way again! It’s not uncommon for sports to play an important role in the political arena, but Nicholas Griffin’s take on the game of ping pong impacting the Cold War is particularly unique. Have

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Trump and Nebuchadnezzar

Americans were warned that not electing the 2012 Republican presidential candidate would have consequences, but probably didn’t expect the Donald Trump phenomenon to be one of them. Like begets like, but an extreme begets its opposite. Barack Obama was the anti-Bush, an airy highbrow of

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Gold

Gold is that timeless symbol of wealth that never goes out of style. How and why did this element rise to dominate finance through the ages? Matthew Hart – who has also written about the history of diamonds – tells us about gold in this

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My sketch of a famous Casablanca two shot.
Young Titan

You’ve read a lot here about the legendary Winston Churchill, and for good reason! There is much to learn from his leadership and life story. In this week’s History in Five Friday segment, we hear from Michael Shelden, author of Young Titan: The Making of

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