Gil Troy Gil Troy blog brought to you by History News Network. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2.1.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/author/4 editor@hnn.us (History News Network) History News Network The Surprisingly Glamorous History of New Jersey Presidential Vacations

Long before it was the capital of gym, tan, and laundry (or President Trump's "working vacation") New Jersey coastline was the chosen high-end destination for presidents.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153974 http://hnn.us/blog/153974 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0
The Truth About Colonel Klink: When America's Favorite Comedy Nazi Commandant Was Played by a Jewish Refugee

Thirty years after fleeing the Nazis, Werner Klemperer skewered the Nazis by playing them in one of TV's greatest hits.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153971 http://hnn.us/blog/153971 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0
This Anti-Slavery Crusader Was The Enemy of Lincoln John C. Frémont’s biography, like California’s history, was rocked by earthquakes.

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153967 http://hnn.us/blog/153967 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0
How Nikola Tesla Sparked the Electric Age As we swim in invisible waves transmitting energy all around us, and spend our lives with wireless devices catching a hail of transparent messages, we live in Tesla’s world.
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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153965 http://hnn.us/blog/153965 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0
How the Great Yankee Wife Swap Scandalized—and Changed—America Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153958 http://hnn.us/blog/153958 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Rabbi Who Captured a Town Alone Shlomo Goren was the Israeli Army’s first chief rabbi—and in one of Israel’s defining moments gave it the spiritual strength to reverse what looked to be a devastating loss.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153937 http://hnn.us/blog/153937 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Ed Murrow and Marlene Dietrich's Secret Affair This was no mere fling between Airhead Beauty and Brainiac Beast, but it did place Murrow in a long line of brilliant men who fell for Dietrich.

 

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153926 http://hnn.us/blog/153926 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0
The Ivanka Trump of the 19th Century She played hostess for the president most often accused of being gay—and used technology to become world famous.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153922 http://hnn.us/blog/153922 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When Nixon Floated—Then Gaslit—the First Female Supreme Court Candidate The notorious president came close to naming a woman to the Supreme Court, sneering: ‘One thing about the woman conservative. These bastards can’t vote against her.’]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153913 http://hnn.us/blog/153913 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Jew Who Changed Football Forever There would have been no Tom Brady or Johnny Unitas if it hadn’t been for one determined son of Orthodox Jews from Cleveland, Ohio.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153906 http://hnn.us/blog/153906 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Progressive Attorney General Who Raided Immigrants—And Paid the Price Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153899 http://hnn.us/blog/153899 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The Most Patriotic Act of Treason in American History? Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153893 http://hnn.us/blog/153893 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 She Was the Steve Bannon of the Great Depression Elizabeth Dilling screeched ‘America First!’, oozed hatred, and inspired Sinclair Lewis. In the era that saw the rapid rise of populists, she became famous on the back of hatred for minorities, Jews, and foreigners.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153888 http://hnn.us/blog/153888 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 Trump Needs some Sage Rabbinic Advice Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153882 http://hnn.us/blog/153882 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 TRUMP’S TRASHY TRANSITION IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Trump keeps doubling-down, playing to his core, refusing to stretch. The result was a trashy transition, a polarizing inauguration, and a new president who has yet to appear presidential.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153880 http://hnn.us/blog/153880 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 When Nixon’s Henchmen Plotted to Assassinate a Journalist with LSD For those who think the future of press freedom is facing unprecedented challenges, a reminder of the time Nixon aides hatched a plot to kill a troublesome journalist.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153879 http://hnn.us/blog/153879 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 An Inauguration Day Plea to Democrats: Stop Moping, Trump Won Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153877 http://hnn.us/blog/153877 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 The ‘Daddy King’ of the Civil Rights Movement Decades before Martin Luther King Jr. altered American history, Martin Luther King Sr.—Daddy King, as he called himself—fought injustice deep in the South.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153875 http://hnn.us/blog/153875 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0 An Inaugural Prayer: Stretch Yourself as Person and President – to Stretch us too… Although I am no theologian, America desperately needs inaugural prayers. Here is the benediction I would offer, if invited to Donald Trump’s Swearing-in (and no, I wouldn’t boycott – Democrats should remember all the civics lectures they gave Trump about respecting the people’s choice when they expected Hillary Clinton to win, and now attend graciously).

 

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153874 http://hnn.us/blog/153874 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0
The Millionaire Who Took on McCarthy William Benton was an advertising icon and wildly successful investor—and with those millions backing him up, he took on the country’s scariest politician.]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:34 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153868 http://hnn.us/blog/153868 Gil Troy Gil Troy 0