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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Check It Out: Reading up on the Greatest Generation

    Nonfiction audiobooks offer compelling and listenable narratives on a variety of subjects. The following selections are true stories from World War II, from the beginnings of the Third Reich to D-Day, the Pacific and the end of the war. Some focus on...
  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...
  • A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

    No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status. But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
  • War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington

    War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington
    THE VILLAGES — Adele Walker had been to Washington, D.C., numerous times, but a trip she took in April made the 90-year-old feel like it was the first. "It was so different this time — it was breathtaking," said Walker, who served...
  • Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dead at 93

    Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dead at 93
    Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay flight crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final stages of World War II, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. Van Kirk, a veteran of...
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human. The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...
  • Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war

    Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war
    If the War of 1812 is the forgotten war, then the landing of the British near Dundalk is perhaps a battle few ever knew even happened. But to thousands of visitors to Fort Howard this weekend, the Battle of North Point was vivid — they felt the...
  • Lamberti's aide accused of comments about Wasserman Schultz, German SS

    Lamberti's aide accused of comments about Wasserman Schultz, German SS
    Former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti's right-hand man, Sgt. Donald Prichard, was accused of praising Nazi organizational skills and saying he wished BSO could use technology to follow U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and to catch her in...
  • What's new in France in 2014

    What's new in France in 2014
    France is always working to show off its rich heritage in innovative ways. You'll see some impressive changes this year. The big news in Paris is that the extensive, multi-year makeover of the Picasso Museum is nearing completion. The museum, which...
  • Not your bubbe's film festival

    Not your bubbe's film festival
    The director of the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival for only six months, Ellen Wedner says she has already dispeled the perception that it is "another doom-and-gloom Holocaust festival." "I think all Jewish film festivals get pigeonholed by people...
  • Boca Raton group producing Holocaust video game

    Boca Raton group producing Holocaust video game
    A Boca Raton Holocaust remembrance group is creating a video pinball game to help children learn about the Holocaust. Electronic games that offer lessons about the Holocaust, the destruction of 6 million Jews in Europe during World War II, have been...