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Monthly Archives: December 2014
Words of endurance: The Secret Battle
This is one of a series about memoirs, novels, and poems authored by combatants of the First World War. In January 1917, junior officer A.P. Herbert learned that a counterpart in another battalion of his division had been shot by … Continue reading
Words of endurance: WWI writings
Introducing a new series. Justifiably or not, the First World War has a bigger reputation for the literary output of its combatants than WWII. This is not to malign any writers of the latter conflict. I have seldom read a … Continue reading
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Could the Hawaiian monarchy have survived?
This is an opinion piece I wrote as a postscript to my series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii. I described in my piece about Kalakaua’s trip around the world how his traveling companion William N. Armstrong milked events of … Continue reading
Ridicule and rifles: The Bayonet Constitution
This is the seventh installment of a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii and the final one that concerns him in particular. After studying the subject for the past two months, I find myself haunted by the question, “Could … Continue reading