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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Check It Out: The Road to World War 1

    Otto Von Bismarck, the 19th century Prussian statesman, is reputed to have said that the next great European war would probably result from "some damn foolish thing in the Balkans." His off-hand remark was shown to be prescient during the summer of 1914.
  • Friends of the Libraries: Catching up on World War I history

    I just finished Frederic Morton's "Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914." The detail surrounding the many people involved in that slice of history building up to World War I is amazing. I knew that the death of Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand...

    Julie Squier Jones

    Julie Squier Jones
    Julie Squier Jones, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on March 10, 2014 surrounded by her loving family following a 15 year tough battle with cancer, which never compromised or slowed down in any way her energy and wonderful spirit of a total...

    Check It Out: The hows and whys of Hobbits

    In the early 1930s, Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit," on a blank page while marking students' papers. Over the next couple decades, he built a story from that one sentence, and it grew to...

    Carnett: Remembering the venerable Stars and Stripes

    I don't suppose one can expect Stars and Stripes forever. I refer not to Old Glory, America's cherished red, white and blue national symbol, but Stars and Stripes, the ubiquitous and venerated daily newspaper published for eons by the U.S. military....