Feb/March 2018
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Opening Notes
Rickshaws; The Dancing Plague

Appendicitis in a King
Julius Bonello, MD, and Carley Demchuk, BA investigate the storied life of British surgeon Frederick Treves

Genius of the Western Brush
Brian D'Ambrosio examines the life of renowned western painter Charles M. Russell

"Into the Valley of Death"
David A. Norris looks at how bungled orders and incompetent commanders made a legend out of the Light Brigade

McSorley's Old Ale House: Where Time Stands Still
Geoff Cobb looks at a New York landmark that has been around since the mid-19th century

Historic Headaches: Charivaris, Shivarees, and Skimmingtons
Melody Amsel-Arieli looks at public demonstrations down through the ages

The Revenge of the Swiss
Erich B. Anderson examines the 1476 Battle of Murten and the fall of the would-be Burgundian Empire

Harold Lloyd: Silent Film Comedian
Brian D'Ambrosio puts the lens on the extraordinary career of the early 20th century prolific film star

Henry Bosse: Mississippi River Cartographer and Photographer
Constance R. Cherba looks at the life of the man who is said to have created the first photographic map of a major river

Demolishing the Sound Barrier!
Welles Brandriff highlights the contributions of Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Richard Whitcomb: two individuals who changed the face of aviation forever

Hindsight
A look at a selection of books and other media you might want to add to your shelf


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