Bernardo Dovizi

It looks to be another excellent day! We will start out this entry with some historical research on Bernardo Dovizi.

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Marsilio Ficino

Today's blog will consist of research into the history of Marsillo Ficino

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Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈpiːko della miˈrandola]; 24 February 1463 – 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance nobleman and philosopher. He is famed for the events of 1486, when, at the age of 23, he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy, and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the Oration on the Dignity of Man, which has been called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance", and a key text of Renaissance humanism and of what has been called the "Hermetic Reformation". He was the founder of the tradition of Christian Kabbalah, a key tenet of early modern Western esotericism. The 900 Theses was the first printed book to be universally banned by the Church.

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The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne/Nathaniel Hawthorne

Today selection for analysis is "The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne" . This edition was published in 1928 by Walter J. Black and includes some of Hawthorne's finest works including: The Scarlet Letter, Twice-Told Tales, and The House of the Seven Gables.

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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott/Walter Scott

Today we will be examining "The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott" . This edition was published in 1894 by Helen Barrett Montgomery - a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian.

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The New Testament in Modern English/Helen Barrett Montgomery

Today we will be examining "The New Testament in Modern English" . This edition was published in 1924 by Helen Barrett Montgomery - the first woman to translate the New Testament from the original Greek in conjunction with the American Baptist Publication Society.

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Beautiful Joe

Today we will reviewing a very special book in my collection. "Beautiful Joe" was published in 1893 by Margaret Marshall Saunders. Its publication increased worldwide awareness of animal cruelty.

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True Stories from New England History/Nathaniel Hawthorne

Today we will still be continuing our run of cataloging books from my personal collection. The book selected is entitled "True Stories from New England History 1620-1803" and it was published in 1906 by the Macmillan Company. Additionally, we will also be looking at the historical record of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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The Children's Magazine/Sunday School

Today we will be reviewing information pertaining to "The Children's Magazine" - another book located in my personal collection. This book was produced in 1839 by the General Protestant Episcopal Sunday-School Union. From there, we will review information concerning the topic "Sunday school" and its historical aspects.

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Palmer's The Odyssey of Homer/Odyssey

For today's blog, yet again I am sharing some research that I performed on one of the many historical books in my personal collection. The book is entitled "The Odyssey of Homer" and it is copyrighted 1921 by George Herbert Palmer.

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The Mystery of Cabin Island/Charles Leslie McFarlane

Today's topic of research will be related to another book in my personal collection: a 1929 copy of "The Mystery of Cabin Island" by Franklin W. Dixon. This name was a pseudonym utilized by many authors; the first being Charles Leslie McFarlane. 

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The World's Famous Orations/Funk & Wagnalls

Today we will be researching another book from my personal collection entitled "The World's Famous Orations - Volume VI: Ireland" which was published in 1906 by Funk & Wagnalls. 

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The Rise and Growth of the English Nation Vol. II/History of England

For today's blog, I am once again sharing some research that I performed on one of the many historical books in my personal collection. The book is entitled "The Rise and Growth of the English Nation - Volume II (1399-1658)" and it is copyrighted 1901 by historian W.H.S. Aubrey.

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Alexander of Macedon/Harold Lamb

Today I thought I'd share some research I performed on one of the many historical books in my personal collection. The book is entitled "Alexander of Macedon - A Journey to World's End" and it is copyrighted 1946 by historian Harold Lamb.

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Project Hotfoot (Laos)

Today's post will continue exploring military topics. I came across my first reference to Project Hotfoot while studying for class and it has led me to explore more of the specifics of the early days of Special Operations within the United States military.

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Charles Alvin Beckwith

Charles Alvin ("Charlie") Beckwith (January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994), known as Chargin' Charlie, was a career U.S. Army Special Forces officer best remembered as creating Delta Force, the premier counter terrorism and asymmetrical warfare unit of the U.S. Army, based on his experience serving with the British Special Air Service. He served in the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War, and attained the rank of colonel before his retirement.

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United States Army Security Agency

Looks like today will be spent continuing to update the website and add more content. I'll be reviewing some of the information and material that I came across when working on my Intelligence degrees, as there is so much data I am still learning - even years after the degrees were completed. To be certain, I have noticed while looking over my many books, journals, and notes that my collections and work tends to be mainly encompassing historical and military topics. I feel this is mostly likely due to my love of history and personal service within the United States Army working in Military Intelligence.

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Daniel Webster

I'm continuing today with the expanded format for the blog entries. To be honest, the hardest part will be the addition of personal comments as I am unsure what part of the day I will be posting. If it is early - like this morning - I may not have a lot to discuss yet. But perhaps I'll settle into a more comfortable routine in a few days.

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A New Start/Horace Porter

Today I'll be changing up the format for the blog entries. Each entry will begin with an introductory greeting/overview from myself with an accompanying link to the complete entry. Same structure as always but with additional content. These entries will include an audio overview of the day's headlines, followed by any personal insights I may wish to provide (although I may not always include this), and a topic of study I am currently researching. So let's jump in, shall we?

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Phase 3

I can't believe that is has already been two years since I began Phase 2 of my website - the blog component you are currently perusing. This entry marks the beginning of "Phase 3" in the website's direction and it is my intent to start including more audio and video components for my audience. (If anyone even visits my site, that is.) With this being my 50th year of life, I feel it is more important than ever to continuing documenting my adventures, projects, and world. As they say, time marches on.

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