Tag Archives: Civil War

Facing Fear Toward Tomorrow

A review of race history in America is a mix of hope and of fear; rights and wrongs; in short and in truth a mixed story.  Today, we confront that which was wrong.  Still, we should do so not in … Continue reading

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Pinkerton Lawman

The Pinkertons became the crux of what became the Secret Service.  Their storied history is often looked these days. Pinkerton Lawman by Michael Doyle A snake isn’t hard to find In the what that’s left behind When you flip over … Continue reading

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The Turbulence Begins

American history continues: The Turbulence Begins by Michael Doyle As the post-war alliance fell apart, the United Nations started The start of Cold War began and sustained as peace departed Confrontations began and nuclear weapons were on both sides’ hands … Continue reading

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On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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Swing Around the Circle

Civil War ends and an attempt at racial justice was attempted.  How did things get so completely flawed? Swing Around the Circle by Michael Doyle A country brought to ruin sought salvation From a barren wasteland in need of transformation … Continue reading

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A House Divided

The worse war America has ever fought was the war against ourselves, the American Civil War. A House Divided by Michael Doyle Lincoln’s inaugural was an attempt at reconciliation The mystic chords of memory were bonds of affection The siege … Continue reading

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The Clouds of Uncivil War Approach

If there’s any one single foremost predicator that led to the American Civil War more than others, it was beyond any doubt the Mexican-American War. The Clouds of Uncivil War Approach by Michael Doyle While careful in thinking too linearly … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Arlington (Memorial Day 2019)

America has never been so seemingly divided since our Civil War. Thoughts On Arlington by Michael Romani With so many jokes out to rewrite history It really isn’t much of a mystery That our nation barely stands divided With too … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Plutarch’s Lives – Caesar

Within Plutarch’s Parallel Lives previously discussed on an earlier post is the biography of Caesar.  By this, I mean Gaius Julius Caesar known as simply Julius Caesar.  Except that is that there is very little that is simple about Julius Caesar.  … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Paradise Lost – John Milton

John Milton was a 17th Century English poet.  He is considered one of greatest of the English poets ever. His major work is said to be Paradise Lost.  It is an epic poem written in blank verse and consists depending on … Continue reading

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