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    • 2ND QUARTER 2009 - MARATHON

      2ND QUARTER 2009 - MARATHON 07-01-2009

      Hellespont, the ancient name for the Dardanelles, the narrow straight that connects the Sea of rn Marmara and the Black Sea with the Aegean and ...

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    • 1ST QUARTER 2009 - ZUGSWANG

      1ST QUARTER 2009 - ZUGSWANG 04-01-2009

      In central India, approximately 1,500 years ago, there arose a unique game, called Chaturanga, or four parts, referring to the four divisions of an ...

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    • 4TH QUARTER 2008 - FALSE DAWN

      4TH QUARTER 2008 - FALSE DAWN 01-01-2009

      Islamic culture flourished, in music and literature (One Thousand and One Nights gave us the stories of Ali Baba and Aladdin, Scheherazade and ...

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    • 3RD QUARTER 2008 - RETREAT

      3RD QUARTER 2008 - RETREAT 10-01-2008

      Michael Barclay de Tolly was neither French nor English, although his family traced its roots to the rnBarclay clan of Scotland. He was born in ...

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    • 2ND QUARTER 2008 - LA CHUTE (

      2ND QUARTER 2008 - LA CHUTE ("THE FALL") 07-01-2008

      Louis-Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm, Baron de Gabriac, seigneur de Saint-Veran, Candiac, Tournemine, Vestric, Saint-Julien, and Arpaon, was old French ...

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    • 1ST QUARTER 2008 - PANIC

      1ST QUARTER 2008 - PANIC 04-01-2008

      Butte is a gritty city on the continental divide in western Montana. Amidst the beauty of the Rockies, rn the town is surrounded by strip mines, and ...

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    • 4TH QUARTER 2007 - DESPAIR

      4TH QUARTER 2007 - DESPAIR 01-01-2008

      Northwest of Philadelphia runs the Schuykill (pronounced Scoo-kul) River. Before the Midwest was settled, before the San Joaquin Valley was irrigated, ...

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    • 3RD QUARTER 2007 - COMMEDIA

      3RD QUARTER 2007 - COMMEDIA 10-01-2007

      Easter Day in Florence, the year 1215: a woman flirted with a man, not her husband. He flirted rn back. The brothers of the offended husband declared ...

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    • 2ND QUARTER 2007 - CAPITALISM

      2ND QUARTER 2007 - CAPITALISM 07-01-2007

      Joszi (pronounced yo-shee, a boys nickname) was born in Triesch, about 75 miles south of Prague in 1883 to a family that had lived in that valley for ...

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    • 1ST QUARTER 2007 - PRECESSION

      1ST QUARTER 2007 - PRECESSION 04-01-2007

      In a fashionable arrondissement of Paris lived a well known publisher who had made his reputation with an excellent multi-volume collection of the ...

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    • 3RD QUARTER 2006 - DANCE!

      3RD QUARTER 2006 - DANCE! 10-01-2006

      Jerry Rabinowitz was born in 1918 to Polish immigrants who ran a deli on the East side of rn Manhattan. A few years later, his dad, Harry, and Harrys ...

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    • 2ND QUARTER 2006 - BREAKING WAVE

      2ND QUARTER 2006 - BREAKING WAVE 07-01-2006

      On the outskirts of the ancient capital of Edo (Tokyo) in 1760, a boy was born to the Kawamura family. His father worked as a mirror polisher for the ...

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    • 1ST QUARTER 2006 - DUKE

      1ST QUARTER 2006 - DUKE 04-01-2006

      Teenage boys have been hanging out at beaches since, well, probably since there have been rn teenage girls and beaches. A hundred years ago, one such ...

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    • 4TH QUARTER 2006 - LION'S GATE

      4TH QUARTER 2006 - LION'S GATE 01-01-2006

      Thomas Raffles was one of those extraordinary individuals who made the British Empire the BritishrnEmpire. He joined the British East India Company in ...

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    • 4TH QUARTER 2005 - BALANCE OF POWER

      4TH QUARTER 2005 - BALANCE OF POWER 01-01-2006

      Consider the map of Europe in 1812. From the Atlantic to the Urals, from the Baltic to the rn Mediterranean, Europe was French. Consider, too, the ...

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    • 3RD QUARTER 2005 - CONVERSION

      3RD QUARTER 2005 - CONVERSION 10-01-2005

      William Fisher, recently promoted to the rank of captain in the British Army, set out in 1840 with his new bride for Ceylon, where he was to take up ...

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    • 2ND QUARTER 2005 - TREASURE SHIPS

      2ND QUARTER 2005 - TREASURE SHIPS 07-01-2005

      Khubilai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, conquered China in 1279, thus creating the largest unified empire history has ever seen, stretching from ...

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    • 1ST QUARTER 2005 - SMOKE AND MIRRORS

      1ST QUARTER 2005 - SMOKE AND MIRRORS 04-01-2005

      Rabbi Mayer Weisz was the son of a respected rabbi, but his family was mired in poverty when a rn son, Erich, was born in Bucharest, 1874. Four years ...

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    • 4TH QUARTER 2004 - CROSSROADS

      4TH QUARTER 2004 - CROSSROADS 01-01-2005

      For millions of years, the Mississippi River, the longest river in the world as measured from the source of its tributary, the Missouri, has flooded ...

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    • 3RD QUARTER 2004 - SEA CHANGE

      3RD QUARTER 2004 - SEA CHANGE 10-01-2004

      Joseph Rochefort had a perfectly uninspiring career. He enlisted in the navy in 1918, earned an rn ensigns commission, and was known principally as a ...

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    • 2ND QUARTER 2004 - FRACTALS

      2ND QUARTER 2004 - FRACTALS 07-01-2004

      Euclid was undoubtedly the greatest mathematician in history. His mathematical formulae and proofs define all the familiar shapes in one-, two- and ...

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    • 1ST QUARTER 2004 - TRUST ME

      1ST QUARTER 2004 - TRUST ME 04-01-2004

      Versailles is certainly a splendid monument to the glory of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Pictures cannot rn capture the magnitude of its magnificence, the ...

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    • 4TH QUARTER 2003 - LIFTOFF

      4TH QUARTER 2003 - LIFTOFF 01-01-2004

      In the spring of 1929, in the ancient Prussian city of Posen, a 17-year old boy stepped into the towns only movie theater to see the latest film by ...

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    • 4TH QUARTER 2002 - TACK OR JIBE

      4TH QUARTER 2002 - TACK OR JIBE 01-01-2004

      Prince Albert, Queen Victorias consort, thought it a splendid idea to organize a Great Exhibition as a showcase of Englands power and glory. The ...

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