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Wright Brothers, Wrong Story!

By William Hazelgrove

ST. CHARLES - A new book has turned aviation upside down with amazing reviews and a full write-up in the Smithsonian with the assertion that Wilbur Wright was the man responsible for inventing the first plane capable of powered flight.

Bestselling author William Hazelgrove's new book, Wright Brothers, Wrong Story, has set the assumed belief that the brothers worked in tandem on its head by delving into the papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright and emerging with a very different story than the standard team story of two men who banded together to produce the world's first airplane. As pointed out in the Daily Mail, the book explores the family life of the brothers as well and the strange proclivities of the insular Wright children who never left home.

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Posted on December 6, 2018

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Wright Brothers, Wrong Story!

By William Hazelgrove
It was all Wilbur, no Orville.

Posted on December 6, 2018

The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago

By SIU Press
He became Chicago's first mayor, built the city's first railway system, and suffered through the Great Chicago Fire.

Posted on December 4, 2018

Humanity In Extremis: The Life Of A Legendary War Correspondent

By Idrees Ahmad/The Conversation
Like Ernest Hemingway, Marie Colvin invested in her own legend and sometimes strained to live up to it. But there was nothing inauthentic about her capacity for empathy or her commitment to the truth. Though in times of peace she struggled to distinguish herself, in times of crisis she unfailingly outshone her peers.

Posted on November 26, 2018

Like Many Marvel Characters, Stan Lee Was A Flawed Hero

By Christopher Murray/The Conversation
Some uncomfortable truths.

Posted on November 14, 2018

Crusade Against Slavery

By SIU Press
Edward Coles was a wealthy heir to a central Virginia plantation, an ardent emancipator, the second governor of Illinois, the loyal personal secretary to President James Madison, and a close antislavery associate of Thomas Jefferson. Yet never before has a full-length book detailed his remarkable life story and his role in the struggle to free all slaves.

Posted on November 7, 2018

View From True North

By SIU Press
These feverish lyric poems find a sharp beauty in their grieving, where Rolling Stone covers and hidden erotic photographs turn into talismans of regret and empathy.

Posted on November 1, 2018

How America's Tax Laws Encourage Inequality

By Anthony C. Infanti/The Conversation
Instead of reflecting a society constantly striving to better itself, U.S. tax laws are mired in the past as they reinforce the social and economic marginalization of women, racial and ethnic minorities, the poor, members of the LGBTQ community, immigrants and people with disabilities.

Posted on October 26, 2018

Nostalgia For A World Where We Can Live

By SIU Press
Poems of resilience and intimacy in uncertain times.

Posted on October 24, 2018

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