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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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The Prince of Wales at Oxford

Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Edward VII by matriculating at Oxford University when eighteen. Unlike his grandfather, however, the Prince of Wales was an underwhelming student–but like his grandfather, he had great charm and a knack for making friends. It was during his undergraduate years that he …

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