Research History

Napoleon’s Failed War: Factors and Foes

Logistics In Lynch Bennett’s article The Grand Failure: How Logistics of Supply Defeated Napoleon in 1812, he points to logistical errors as a primary and often overlooked reason for Napoleon’s “Grand Failure” to invade Russia in 1812. As the popular idiom states “the devil is in the detail”; devilish details grew large and unruly, details that Napoleon…

History of the Personal Computer

Alan Kay considers the LINC (1962) the first Personal Computer. But most people think of Gates and Jobs when associations are made to the personal computer. This association is well deserved. Gates and Jobs developed major innovations that literally put the PC on the everyday person’s desk and made it mobile from there. Bill Gates…

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

The first volume of The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956, a history and memoir of life in a Soviet Union prison camp, written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, was first published in Paris in the original Russian on Dec 28, 1973. “… authorized for Western publication only after the Soviet secret police seized a copy of the manuscript last August, …” The Soviets arrested Solzhenitsyn on February 12, 1974…

Woodstock Music & Art Fair Music Festival Performers

Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969 Musicians: Richie Havens – 5:07pm – 7:00pm “The Minstrel from Gault” “From the Prison/Get Together/From the Prison” “I’m a Stranger Here” “High Flying Bird” “I Can’t Make It Anymore” “With a Little Help from My Friends” “Handsome Johnny” “Strawberry Fields Forever / Hey Jude” “Freedom…

Paleolithic History

The popular conception of what constituted the Paleo diet of our ancestors from between 10,000 and 2.5 million years ago may be incorrect. The contemporary notion in question claims a subsistence of high amounts of meat, fish and vegetables and not on a grain based diet. Anthropologists at the Georgia State University in Atlanta have released…

73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

It was Dec. 7, 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Eye Witness Account from 91 years old Aaron Chabin. The Intrepid museum is honoring the anniversary with a special ceremony. Pearl Harbor attack facts: Time was 7:48 a.m. Hawaii time ; place was U.S. Naval base on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu; The Battleships: Arizona…