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Victory or Death

“Are you alright General?” asked Joseph Reed, a lawyer and delegate of the continental congress. He and Benjamin Rush, a congressman and a physician, had come to join the army while congress was adjourned. They were talking with General George

Mount Up With Wings

Thirteen-year-old Floyd Cunningham was putting wood in the pot-belly stove of their one room school house. Nine-year-old Raymond and 7-year-old Glenn were writing on the chalk board. Despite the cold Kansas weather that morning, their 11-year-old sister, Letha, was swinging

Count your blessings

Count Your Blessings “That sure was a difficult conversation,” Tim Ferriss said to himself. He had just talked to his parents about why a how-to-commit-suicide book had been checked out at the Princeton library. He was living near the campus

Buckeye Bullet

It was a beautiful day in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 25, 1935. Ohio State track coach Larry Snyder had been looking forward to this meet, the Big 10 championship, all year because he felt certain Jesse Owens was going to

The Least Is Greatest

The Least Is Greatest The sun was just coming up in Mogadishu on October 4, 1993, but it was anything but a tranquil African morning in Somalia. For the past 18 hours, 123 men from Task Force Ranger (Army Rangers,