Jeff Middlebrook

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Yiddish-Speaking Wizards and Dragons Invade the Shire in ‘Der Hobit’

<!­­ /282843435/Tab_300x250_mobile ­­><p>A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new …

Literature

The Battle of Dogger Bank - World War I

The Battle of Dogger Bank was fought January 24, 1915, during World War I (1914-1918). The opening months of World War I saw the Royal Navy quickly …

What I've learned from my first 10 German lessons

It's beginning to feel a lot like the end of the term in the office. Mince pies for breakfast, Christmas cards stacked up on desks and excited chatter about holiday plans. But this week really was the end of term for me, as it wrapped up the last of my German lessons.<p>Ten sessions of an hour and a …

German Tea- Preparing The Ostfriesische Teezeremonie

01 of 07<p>Tea History in Germany<p>Tea is consumed in Germany at an annual rate of 1.5 pounds per year dry weight (700 grams) with East Frisia, a northern …

5 Peculiarities of the German Language

You may have heard that German is a difficult and complex language to learn. This is true to some extent; however, much depends on the way the …

Language

These Are The Best German Films for German-Learners

Which German movies are best for German-learners?<p>Many of my readers already know that I'm a big fan of German cinema. I even have an entire Web site …

Best Things to Do in Leipzig, Germany

01 of 08<p>Another world-famous resident of Leipzig was the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Visit the Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church) where Bach …

How to Write a Letter in German: Format and Language

Aside from official documentation or for those few older relatives who may not have internet access, most people these days depend on e-mail for …

German Genealogical Word List: English Equivalents

Researching German family history eventually means delving into documents written in German. Records written in German may also be found in …

Learning the Alphabet in German

German has often been viewed by non-Germans as a harsh sounding language. That may be due in part to the more guttural pronunciation of certain …

Understanding German Adverbs

Similar to English, German adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. They are used to indicate a place, time, cause, and …

Review: 'Generation War' takes unsparing look at Germans' part in WWII

Though it comes to Los Angeles as a two-part film, "Generation War" began its life as a three-part German TV series (originally called "Our Mothers, Our Fathers") that was a sensation in its home country.<p>Eight years in the making, 4 hours, 39 minutes long (and needing two separate admissions during …

Learn About Surname Meanings and Origins

By tracing the possible origin of your last name, you can learn more about your ancestors who first bore the surname and, ultimately, handed it down …

A Beginner's Guide to German Beer Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Yesterday, my dear, sweet, 95-year-old grandma asked me if the Germans still make the best beer in the world. That should give you a pretty good idea as to how hip German beer is at this point (hint: it's really, …

Your Smartphone Is A Crucial Police Tool, If They Can Crack It

New software and gizmos are revolutionizing police work, with social media scanners, facial recognition and other high tech items. As it turns out, though, the single most valuable new police tool is your smartphone.<p>Rolf Norton, a homicide detective in Seattle, says when he's talking to a suspect, …

Kindle v Glass, apps v text: the complicated future of books

How many e-book consumers realise that some publishers, writers and distributors know an awful lot about their reading style? They have knowledge about how far into the book you’ve reached, when you get bored, which characters you like and those you don’t. Amazon, Apple and Google, along with …

Chrome Show: Run Android on a Chromebook thanks to Android-x86

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Back in 2009, we had Android 1.6 running on a touchscreen Windows tablet. Fast forward to today and …

How secure are Snapchat-style apps?

Ephemeral messaging apps such as Snapchat, Wickr and Frankly, all of which advertise that your photo, message or update will only be accessible for a short period, are on the rise. Snapchat and Frankly, for example, claim they permanently delete messages, photos and videos after 10 seconds. After …

7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 pictured in leaked photos

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: @evleaks<p>A new fleet of Samsung tablets surfaced on a benchmark site last week, and now we might be getting our first …

Android 4.4.2 update rolling out for AT&T One Mini

Right now HTC is in the spotlight thanks to yesterday’s announcement of the all-new HTC One (M8), which brings improved specs, enhanced software and refined design over its predecessor. Of course, just because the M8 has arrived, doesn’t mean that the HTC One (M7) and its Mini and Max brethren …

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro

"Bigger is better." That's the mantra smartphone makers have taken to heart over the past few years. The tablet industry, meanwhile, has mostly …

iPhone 6 with bigger screen incoming: 4.7-inches predicted

We’ve heard a lot of rumors and tips on the anticipated iPhone 6 over past months, some that have already been shot down, others that look promising. …

Tudors in America: how England’s New World colonies came into being

While the Spanish were obsessed by central and southern America, England's Tudor monarchs paid little attention to the New World. As David Childs …

Henry Viii

Daniel Defoe. A System of Magick; or, A History of the Black Art. Oxford: D. A. Talboys, 1840

<b>Daniel Defoe. A System of Magick; or, A History of the Black Art. Oxford: D. A. Talboys, 1840.</b><p><b>LSU Libraries Special Collections</b>

SACRIFICES FORGOTTEN

<b>SACRIFICES FORGOTTEN</b><p><b>Lucius Fairchild lost his left arm on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He was elected Governor of Wisconsin in 1866.</b><b><br>Library of Congress</b><p>The selflessness of soldiers fostered great respect in the years after the war. Pension payments were increased regularly, and men pursuing political office often found that their obvious injury proved useful in attracting voters.<p>Yet as Americans sought to put the memory of the conflict behind them, they increasingly ignored …

SACRIFICES FORGOTTEN

<b>SACRIFICES FORGOTTEN</b><p><b>Francis R. T. Nichols lost an arm and a foot in separate Civil War battles. He became Governor of Louisiana in 1877.</b><p>Nicholls joined the Confederate Army in 1861 and participated in the First Battle of Bull Run and in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign in Virginia, where he lost his left arm. On October 14, 1862, Nicholls was promoted from Lieutenant colonel to the rank of brigadier general and given command of a brigade of Louisiana infantry. During the Battle of …

A HERO HISTORY FORGOT

<b>A HERO HISTORY FORGOT</b><p><b>FILIPINO SOLDIER SERVED IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR</b><p>Cornelius Balderry— He belonged to Company A, 11th Michigan Volunteers<p>Fighting in the Atlanta campaign, he fought at Buzzard’s Roost, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw, Ruff’s Station, and the Siege of Atlanta.<p>Balderry passed away on August 18, 1895 of tuberculosis at the age of 49.