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Forgotten Murders From the 1910s

My latest nonfiction book, Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s, was inspired by news stories I discovered while researching A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1.  As I conducted my research, I discovered case after case of murder, suicide, murder-suicide, lynchings, cop killings, doctors and nurses poisoning patients, and fatal traffic accidents.  It […]

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The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Molasses.  Chances are it’s something you don’t have in your pantry, but 100 years ago it was a household staple.  Molasses is processed from sugar cane and is used as a sweetener; it is a dark brown, barely viscous liquid.  One January day, molasses also became synonymous with death. An industrial accident in Boston, known […]

Edwardian era Hettie's World History World War One

T.E. Lawrence: Fighting Alongside the Arabs during World War One

T. E. Lawrence was born Thomas Edward Lawrence, August 16, 1888, in Tremadog, Wales, out of wedlock. Lawrence’s father, Thomas Chapman, left his wife to live with his lover, Sarah Junner. They called themselves Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and remained together until Chapman died. Together they had five sons. The family moved several times, and as […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Kinmel Park Riots: Treat Us More Humanely and Send Us Home

The Canadian Corps served admirably in World War I. One thing, however, marred its reputation: the Kinmel Park riots. After Armistice, there was no official policy to send the troops home. The Canadian army and government disagreed over the best course of action. The government wanted a “first over, first back” system while Gen. Arthur […]

Hettie's World History World War One

The League of Nations: Hope For Peace after WW1

World War I was supposed to be the war to end all wars. The League of Nations was created as part of the Treaty of Versailles. Its creation brought people hope that a lasting peace could be established.  Instead, the 20th century was a century of unresolved warfare. What Was the League of Nations? The […]

Hettie's World History World War One

The Treaty of Versailles Solved One Problem, Caused Plenty More

Armistice stopped the conflict on Nov. 11, 1918, but officially World War I didn’t end until the Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919. The date was the five year anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event credited with starting the war. The treaty was specifically with Germany. Separate treaties ended […]

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The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918: More Devastating Than WW1

Most years the flu is nothing more than an annoyance, killing only a small percentage of the population.  One pandemic, the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, went on to become the most devastating in human history. Despite the name, the virus did not originate in Spain. Spain was neutral in World War I.  As a […]

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