Author Archives: John Dickinson

Humor and History in England

Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages, and 1066 and Before All That: The Battle of Hastings, Anglo Saxon and Norman England, Ed West (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2017) These slim volumes are the first … Continue reading

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Find A Grave Rant

Recently, I came across a puzzling set of photographs that had been added to the Find A Grave memorial that I created for Charlie Suwanee Dees. According to the contributor, Charlie had been married to one Jenny Bradley, siring the … Continue reading

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Eastern Creek Essentials: Amos Wright

The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders: On the Old Southwest Frontier, 1716-1815, Amos J. Wright, NewSouth, Inc. Don’t buy this book for the storytelling. Quite honestly, The MacGillivray and McIntosh Traders could have used an editor: the narrative tends to wander and I … Continue reading

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The City of Four Flags

I proudly celebrate our great city’s rich history, but I do not believe that we are defined by our history alone. We will always be the City of Five Flags — but now is the time for us to turn … Continue reading

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