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Matsukara Shigeharu (died 1638)

Matsukara Shigeharu (died 1638)

A Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi. Translated by Victor Harris. An excellent and fascinating short book and a must have for any serious student of Samurai history. The book has an excellent historical introduction and the section on the life of the author is as good as the book itself. The focus of book is the way of the warrior, especially the swordsman and has much thought provoking text for the careful and diligent reader.

How much support did America give to the scientists working on the Manhattan Project?

How much support did America give to the scientists working on the Manhattan Project?

How much support did America give to the scientists working on the Manhattan Project, be it financial or otherwise? Did physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer who headed the project to develop the atomic…

The Cwezi: Ancient Race of Mystical People and the Modern-Day Cwezi Cult Accused of Black Magic

The Cwezi: Ancient Race of Mystical People and the Modern-Day Cwezi Cult Accused of Black Magic

The Bachwezi people, who are also known as the Ancient Cwezi or Chwezi, were a group of people who legends say ruled the Empire of Kitara (Empire of the Sun)

King John of England

King John of England

A portrait of King John of England (r. 1199-1216 CE) from the National Portrait Gallery in London. The portrait was created by an unknown artist c. 1597 - 1618 CE. Oil on panel 578 mm x 451 mm (22 3/4...

The 13 Colonies: Map, Original States and Regions

The 13 Colonies: Map, Original States and Regions

Traditionally, when we tell the story of “Colonial America,” we are talking about the English colonies along the Eastern seaboard. That story is incomplete–by the time Englishmen had begun to establish colonies in earnest, there were plenty of French, Spanish, Dutch and even Russian colonial outposts on the American continent–but the story of those 13 colonies (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) is an important one.

Kawasaki Ki-102 Army Type 4 Assault Plane

Kawasaki Ki-102 Army Type 4 Assault Plane

Kawasaki Ki-102 Army Type 4 Assault PlaneThe Kawasaki Ki-102 Army Type 4 Assault Plane was a twin-engined heavy fighter developed from the Ki-45 Toryu via the single-seat Ki-96, and which saw limited service over Okinawa.Work on the single-seat Ki-96 began in the summer of 1942, originally as the Ki-45-II, a larger version of the standard Ki-45, and retaining the earlier type& 39;s two crewmen.