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Confederate General Martin Green’s Last Words Were~

• <b>He said this in response to a warning to keep his head down while inspecting the defenses at Vicksburg. Moments later he was shot in the head and killed by a Union sharpshooter.</b>

Why Logistics Win Wars

[link href='https://www.esquire.com/archives/blogs/politics/by_tag/Esquire%20Civil%20War%20Reenactment/15;1' link_updater_label='internal_full']<p><b>Earlier I told you</b> what it can feel like to [link href='/news-politics/news/a25279/civil-war-reeinactment-101813/' target='_blank' …

History

26 Maps That Show How Ethnic Groups Are Divided Across America

Take German-Americans, the country's largest ancestry group with 49 million members. While they make up more than 30% of the population in the Midwest, they account for less than 10% of the population in the Deep South and California.<p>Irish-Americans are everywhere in the North East, but almost …

DNA reveals details of the peopling of the Americas

The first people to settle the Americas had a distinctive genetic style, and additional waves of migrants added regional flair, a new analysis of …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

The Hunt for William Wallace

On the morning of August 23rd, 1305, there was something of a carnival atmosphere in London. Since the early hours of what promised to be a fine day …

Scotland

The Craziest and Most Famous Cases of Murder, Death, and Suicide by Food

You probably like to think of food as your friend. It makes your Summer cookouts, keeps your game day parties going, and helps you power through all five seasons of Ally McBeal on Netflix. But don't trust that jerk for a second, because it could end up MURDERING YOU. Think we're just having a …

InDepth InterView: Norm Lewis Talks THE TEMPEST, LES MIZ, SCANDAL, Broadway Memories, Future Plans More

<b>Today we are talking a phenomenally talented performer known for his decades treading the boards in a number of featured and lead roles, most</b> …

Fight Food Waste: Drink Rum, Matey

The story of William McCoy sounds almost like a Prohibition-era version of <i>Breaking Bad</i>.<p>A mild-mannered shipbuilder, McCoy started smuggling booze along the Eastern seaboard during the early 1920s, only to become the top rum runner around.<p>He never touched his merchandise, never cut it with water, …

The Meaning of Oaths and a Forgotten Man

<b>It is interesting</b> to note that the "Welcome Center" to the State of Virginia is located just south of the Rappahannock River, in the town of Fredericksburg. This town sits about sixty miles south of the state border with Maryland and Washington, DC. The impression this gives is that Virginians do …

Socioeconomics

Plateau Breaking: How to Go to the Next Level | The Art of Manliness

In our quest to become the best men we can be, we’ll often hit plateaus where we feel like we aren’t making any progress at all. Those flat-line …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Pre-Civil War-The Fantastic Story of Olive Oatman

<b>Pre-Civil War-The Fantastic Story of Olive Oatman</b><p>Olive Oatman (1837 – March 20, 1903) was a woman from Illinois whose family was killed in 1851 when she was fourteen in today’s Arizona by a Native American tribe, possibly the Tolkepayas (Western Yavapai), who captured and enslaved her and her sister and later sold them to the Mohave people. After several years with the Mohave, during which her sister died of hunger, she returned to the white world, five years after being carried off.<br>In …

Destined to Fail? How the division of Korea led to the Korean War

If there is one issue on which historians should be able to agree, it is that the artificial division of a country usually creates more problems than …

North Korea

A Civil War Widow’s Story

Tintype of Adelia Springer and her daughter. (Widow’s Certificate #63958, Civil War and Later Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows …

The Libraries of 15 Famous Men | The Art of Manliness

Just about two years ago, we wrote a post called 14 Famous Man Rooms, which offered a look at the rooms where over a dozen famous men wrote classic …

Where Does Male Honor Come From? | The Art of Manliness

In 1964, anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon arrived in an almost entirely unexplored region of the Amazon Basin to spend a year studying the Yanomamö: …

"You can't fight the Axis if you get VD" - a sexual health poster from the Second World War. See more at the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2013/jun/06/second-world-war-sexual-health-pictures

Marc Shaiman Sets the Record Straight on All Things SMASH

NBC lowers the curtain on SMASH with the series finale tonight, May 26. In anticipation of the show's closing night, songwriter Marc Shaiman wrote an …

InDepth InterView: Sarah Brightman Talks New DREAMCHASER Album, Plus PHANTOM Memories, Lloyd Webber More

<b>Today we are talking to an internationally celebrated performer who has scaled the highest heights of the music industry over the course of her</b> …

Europeans are basically one big family - Futurity

Everyone with ancestors from the European continent are likely cousins who share the same family members from about a thousand years ago.

Physiology

Highgate tortoise who defied Hitler comes back from the dead

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 15:59 18 April 2013 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 17:39 18 April 2013<p>72-year-old Adolf the tortoise and his German war helmet. Picture: Polly Hancock<p>Archant<p>A …

Zoology

*This is for UBU507, if you haven’t seen it yet :D

*This is for UBU507, if you haven’t seen it yet :D<p>Samurai and youth making love<p>Suzuki Harunobu, c. 1750

Giza Secret Revealed: How 10,000 Pyramid Builders Got Fed

The builders of the famous Giza pyramids in Egypt feasted on food from a massive catering-type operation, the remains of which scientists have …

Archaeology

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

Lifestyle