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5 Things I Learned While Writing A Tale of Two Nations

If you’ve been studying a subject for as long as I have, you may think there isn’t anything left to discover. I’ve been studying World War I and how it changed the lives of ordinary people since I was a teenager. When I embarked on writing A Tale of Two Nations: Canada. U.S. and WW1, […]

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Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

Historical events are captured, recorded, and interpreted in numerous ways. Primarily remembered in academic fields, history is emanated through popular culture as well. Films, TV shows, plays, books, and artwork tell the story behind some of history’s most significant events and people. For World War I, the preeminent example is arguably Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal […]

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5 Things I Discovered While Writing Enterprising Women

Starting your own business is one of the most empowering things you’ll ever do, especially if you’re a woman.  Entrepreneurs often talk only about their successes, but the truth is every business struggles in its first several years and half of all businesses fail within the first five years. This struggle, and the contrast between […]

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Robert Graves: Death of the Old World and Birth of the New

Robert Graves was born July 24, 1895, in Wimbledon, England.  Graves was the eighth of his father’s 10 children. His father, Alfred Graves, married twice and was a scholar and poet. His mother was German, and his birth name, Robert von Ranke Graves, caused problems in the years before, during and after World War I. […]

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Erich Maria Remarque: Dealing With Disillusionment and Post Traumatic Stress

Erich Maria Remarque was born June 22, 1898, in Osnabruck, Germany.  His birth name was Erich Paul Remark.  He changed his name for the 1929 publication of his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Remarque was descended from French ancestors who fled after the French Revolution. The third of four children, the family was working class […]

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Mary Borden: Supplying and Paying for a Mobile Hospital

Mary Borden, the daughter of a Chicago millionaire, was born May 15,1886.  She left home as soon as she was of age and traveled to India where she married a Scottish missionary and had two daughters. In 1913, she moved to London and began associating with writers and poets. A third daughter was born a […]

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Vera Brittain: World War One Cost Her Every Man She Loved

Vera Brittain was born December 29, 1893, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. She is best known for her 1933 memoir Testament to Youth which talks about her wartime experiences.  Brittain also was a pacifist who wrote poetry and 28 other books. Brittain was born into a wealthy family that moved twice during her childhood. Her brother Edward was […]

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Siegfried Sassoon: Mental Scars that Last a lifetime

Siegfried Sassoon is one of the few World War I poets to survive the war. “Siegfried Sassoon is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems of the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim,” the Poetry Foundation says. “Avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets, Sassoon wrote of the […]

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Edith Wharton: Writing About Love, Hypocrisy & the Gilded Age

Edith Wharton is my favorite author and has been since I discovered her as an English major. Unlike many people who see movies based on books they’ve read, I tend to do the opposite. It was after seeing the film version of The Age of Innocence that I decided to read the novel. To date, I […]

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Ernest Hemingway: Time with the Red Cross Inspired His Literary Work

Ernest Hemingway is considered a literary genius who established a writing style that bears his name.  He also was a noncombatant during World War I whose experiences inspired his early work. Hemingway was born July 21, 1899 in a Chicago suburb and lived a privileged life throughout childhood. As a high school student, he participated […]

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The Housewife’s Helper: Isabella Beeton’s Book of Household Management

Do you recognize the name Isabella Beeton? No worries if you don’t. Beeton is not very well known today, but in the 19th century she was a housewife’s best friend. Beeton authored a guidebook entitled The Book of Household Management Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper and Under […]

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