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The Lessons of Balangiga Unlearned

My upcoming book, Sugar Moon, will be firmly rooted in history that I believe every American should know: the ambush of a company of American soldiers on September 28, 1901, in Balangiga, Philippines. Most people have never heard of it. What happened that day in Balangiga—and in the months of American counterattacks afterward—has been overshadowed by other …

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Politics

Introducing Jennifer Hallock

In French, the word histoire can mean either a chronicle of the past or a fresh fictional tale. As a historical romance author, I love that flexibility. No matter whether I am writing sexy novels or telling the truth of the Philippine-American War, I embrace the story behind the events. Oh, maybe I should introduce myself? My name is Jennifer Hallock, and …

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War

WWI Wednesday: Sand and Sun on the Middle Eastern Front

A posed photograph of Australian, British, New Zealand and Indian camel troops When you look at the events leading up to WWI, it seems odd that so much of the conflict focused on the stalemate along the Western Front (and to a lesser extent, the Eastern Front along the Russo-German border). For most of the …

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