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Recklessly Abroad: Empathy for Animals

I took a group trip to London this past Saturday.  It was a walking tour around Westminster, which is quite a beautiful area full of old buildings and typical touristy sights (like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace). Our tour leader,

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Recklessly Abroad: Perceptions of History

For those of you who do not know, I, Nick of the Reckless Historians, am currently studying in England for this fall semester.  I am greatly interested in European history, especially that of the World Wars (never would have guessed

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This Day In History: Popularization of the Term “Bug”

A “bug” is an instance whereby something (typically machinery) does not behave as it should.  These “bugs” take a variety of forms, including minor inconveniences and faults, not accepting data input (for computing machines), or catastrophic failure. In the 1940s,

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This Day In History: The Pilgrims Depart for America

Hello, dear readers!  This Day In History returns with its second installment, this one a bit lighter than the fiery end of the Intrepid. This day, 393 years ago, The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, to the New World. 

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This Day In History: September 4th, 2013: The Failure of the Fireship, Intrepid

The first post of (hopefully) many in this long-imagined, recently created series! The First Barbary War was fought between the United States and the Barbary States, located in modern Tripoli.  When Thomas Jefferson was inaugurated, Yusuf Karamanli, the Pasha (governor

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Clarification vs. Perpetuation

I’ve found that in writing and voicing your opinion on current events, even when just attempting to provide clarification or minor correction, is meet with general hostility and often some choice four letter words.  This contrasts well with the discussion

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Taking It at Face Value

The amount of information available to us in this day and age is staggering.  A wealth of knowledge is only a few keystrokes away.  Thousands of years of data are literally at our fingertips.  So why do so few people

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V-1 Flying Bomb: An Obstacle Overcome

To much fanfare and applause, I conclude the first ever series from the Reckless Historians, the V-1 Flying Bomb.  To review the previous posts, here they are:    Part I        Part II   Allied surveillance had located the

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V-1 Flying Bomb: Indiscriminate Terror

On this fine Tuesday morning I bring you the second part of our first series, The V-1 Flying Bomb.  The first post is located here for your convenience. After the failure of Operation Sea Lion and the Luftwaffe’s subsequent inability

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Launch of the V-1 Flying Bomb Series

The wait is over!  My first post of (hopefully) many is finally here, and it’s the start of a series on the V-1 Flying Bomb, developed by Germany during the Second World War. So, without further ado, the V-1 Flying

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