The First World War’s Italian Front

Italian Front

One may picture the infamous and bloody Western Italian Front trenches while picturing the First World War. Or possibly the legendary dogfights conducted between daring pilots in flimsy planes when aviation was just getting started. However, due to the war’s global scope, fighting took place on a large scale anywhere from the Middle East’s sweltering … Read more

Jackie Robinson: Upending the Status Quo

Jackie Robinson

Kostya Kennedy’s biography of Jackie Robinson, one of baseball’s and America’s most important figures, The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson, is incisive, extensively detailed, and distinctive. Read a sample below. The NAACP began giving the Spingarn Medal in 1915, its sixth year. The medal was created by J. E. Spingarn, then chairman of the NAACP … Read more

Abandoned Fort Wadsworth in USA

Fort Wadsworth is a oldest military installations in the USA. It encompassed 226 acres on the northeastern side of Staten Island, on the Narrows of New York Harbor, was fortified by the British in 1779, and was the most significant defensive position for the rest of the Revolutionary War. Since roughly the time of World … Read more

Abandoned West Tampa’s Balbin Brothers Cigar Factory.

The former Balbin Brothers Cigar Factory in West Tampa was built in 1904 for Samuel I. Davis & Company as a three-story brick Romanesque Revival edifice. Before moving to Tampa, Samuel and Fred Davis were two of the most prominent cigar producers in New York. This 34,903-square-foot building was constructed in 1904 at 1202 N … Read more

The two leaders, Crazy Horse and Custer

American West

The Little Bighorn battle, which resulted in the deaths of George Armstrong Custer and a large portion of his 7th Cavalry command, occurred on June 25, 1876. The reason this resonates with me—aside from the obvious fact that I’m a fan of American history—is because I’ve been working on a limited series called Crazy Horse … Read more