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Nobody Can Truly Understand the Battle of Gettysburg Without a Solid Understanding of the Battle of Chancellorsville

Although I am best known as a “Gettysburg guy,” I have long been absolutely fascinated by the battle of Chancellorsville. Last month, I spent 2.5 …

Military

Waterloo animation: How the battle was won and lost in maps and figures

On June 18 1815, British and Napoleonic forces would clash for the final time in a muddy field in Belgium.<p>The Battle of Waterloo is seen as one of the most significant military campaigns in European history and put an end to a struggle for power on the continent that had raged for more than a …

The Best Charcoal Grills Under $500

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These Asian Noodle Salad Recipes Will Save Your Summer

Photo credit: The Kitchy Kitchen, What's Cooking Good Looking, Cookie + Kate, This Gal Cooks, Use Real Butter, A House in the Hills<p>You can never have enough go-to quick, easy meal ideas -- especially during the summer when time is better spent outside. Salads are great for that, but often leave you …

World changed forever 200 years ago at Battle of Waterloo

WATERLOO, Belgium (AP) — To the victor go the spoils: So Waterloo became synonymous with Napoleon's demise, even if the worst of the battle never …

How the Observer reported the Battle of Waterloo

Reports of the historic clash between Lord Wellington and Napoléon Bonaparte in June 1815

Napoleon Bonaparte

Pope Francis' description of climate change will scare the heck out of millions

Released six months ahead of a key climate change meeting in Paris, Francis's text calls on international actors to take responsibility for "new modes of production, distribution and consumption", according to a leaked draft.<p>The pontiff's attack on the unruly power of the finance sector is expected …

How passing the plate becomes the 'Sunday morning stickup'

<b>(CNN) —</b> David Lee had just opened his wallet for two successive offerings at a church one Sunday morning when a pastor walked onto the pulpit to pass on a request.<p>"You all going to think I'm crazy, but God says give again," the pastor said.<p>The congregation rose from their seats to march to the …

Christianity

Has India's contribution to WW2 been ignored?

<b>The numbers are staggering: up to three million Bengalis were killed by famine, more than half a million South Asian refugees fled Myanmar (formerly Burma), 2.3 million soldiers manned the Indian army and 89,000 of them died in military service.</b><p>South Asia was transformed dramatically during the war …

I watched Megyn Kelly for six weeks: How I learned to uncode the Fox News propaganda machine

Fox News markets Megyn Kelly as a refreshing, independent voice. She’s really just O’Reilly in fancier packaging<p>A few months ago, the New York Times Magazine published an interesting profile of Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly. Written by Jim Rutenberg, one of the Times’ political reporters, it …

It’s official: Louisiana public schools are using the Book of Genesis in high school science classes

Louisianans can now get a 19th Century education to accompany their 19th century economy<p>After years of sounding the alarm to politicians and the media, yesterday's official confirmation that teachers in at least one Louisiana school district use the Book of Genesis in public school science …

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans

MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.<p>The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are …

Glasgow archaeologists begin dig at Waterloo battlefield

<b>An international team, including battlefield archaeologists from the University of Glasgow, have started a substantial dig on the Waterloo battlefield.</b><p>The team has chosen a site near Hougoumont Farm ahead of the bicentenary of the battle.<p>It is thought there is a mass grave of soldiers located there.<p>…

Tipu Sultan killed at Seringapatam

The Indian ruler and resister of the East India Company was killed by the British on May 4th, 1799.<p>Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, or Tippoo Sahib …

In pictures: Waterloo 1815

A selection of objects go on show in Cambridge in May to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo<p>‘<i>The campaign of Waterloo, illustrated</i> …

200 Years Later, Archaeologists Are Rewriting the Battle of Waterloo

Archaeologists from the UK and Belgium are using electromagnetic induction sensors, magnetometers, and GIS to analyze the battle’s very first killing grounds.<p>Two hundred years after British, Dutch and Prussian allies defeated Napoleon Bonaparte's French army at the Battle of Waterloo, …

What Melee Weapon Would You Use On A Medieval Battlefield?

<i>HEMA stands for “Historical European Martial Arts” and is defined as any historically preserved warfare, dueling, or self-defense system originating</i> …

If Napoleon won Waterloo, French-speaking Europe, no world wars?

1 / 3<p>An empire as far as China, French will be spoken across the continent, and in the 20th century a global war between the great powers will be …

Timeline of Napoleon's Life

"Come general, the affair is over, we have lost the day," Napoleon told one of his officers. "Let us be off." The day was June 18, 1815. By about 8 …

10 Recipes For Lettuce Wraps That You'll Actually Want To Eat

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is, Half Baked Harvest, The Beeroness, Damn Delicious<p>Don't think for a second that lettuce wraps are a diet food that you have to begrudgingly eat, when what you really want for dinner is a burger. Yes, lettuce wraps lighten the calories in any given meal, but they can …

The inescapable paradox of American Christian fundamentalism

The religious right positions itself as both a silent majority and a marginalized minority. In truth, it’s neither<p>When Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his presidential candidacy this spring he urged conservative voters to claim their power—”I want to ask each of you to imagine, imagine millions of …

American imperialists are deluding themselves: Henry Kissinger, George W. Bush and the end of U.S. hegemony

The former secretary of state lauds W’s “courage” in Iraq. Here’s what he and his fellow hawks refuse to accept<p>For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue to …

Pistachio-Crusted Chicken with Coconut Chili Ginger Sauce

Art Smith shares his recipe for pistachio-crusted chicken with coconut chili ginger sauce, featured at his restaurant, Table 52.<p><b>Servings: Serves …

Recipes

Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

5 stars based on 172 votes<p>This is one of my favorite recipes for entertaining. Chicken thighs are marinated in a tangy Middle Eastern-style blend of …

Moo Ping

Street food is one of the great things about living in Thailand, and this Moo Ping (grilled pork) is a favorite afternoon snack treat. Small pieces …

Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells #SeafoodHop

Did you know that June is National Seafood Month? These creamy seafood stuffed shells are definitely an excuse to celebrate. Filled with shrimp, …