Sufferings in Africa

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Abraham Lincoln’s authorized campaign biography of 1860 lists the books that influenced Lincoln in his formative years: the Bible, Aesop’s Fables, Pilgrim’s Progress, biographies on Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, and Riley’s Narrative. While the majority of these books are likely … Continue reading

The Doctor

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Today we celebrate the life of famous civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. It is well known that he was an inspirational speaker, a religious man, and an advocate of peaceful change. But here are some lesser-known facts about … Continue reading

Hires Rootbeer

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Back in the days of yore, colonial Americans enjoyed the simple pleasures of what were called “small beers.” These were local beverages—occasionally alcoholic—made with roots, herbs, and barks. The most common of these drinks were ginger beer, sarsaparilla beer, birch beer, … Continue reading