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The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: Merchant’s legacy key to progress, problems in Baltimore

In much of the free world, the name Johns Hopkins is almost sacrosanct. The Baltimore merchant/venture capitalist – a powerful figure in the America of the mid-nineteenth century – endowed institutions which for more than a century have had a […]

Ghosts of Johns Hopkins is a new book by Antero Pietila. The book explores the history of Baltimore from the time of merchant Johns Hopkins to the presnt day.

The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: Merchant’s legacy key to progress, problems in Baltimore

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In much of the free world, the name Johns Hopkins is almost sacrosanct. The Baltimore merchant/venture capitalist – a powerful figure in the America of the mid-nineteenth century – endowed institutions which for more than a century have had a […]

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Taking the plunge in Porto

PORTUGAL — Some of us don't travel the world looking for bridges to jump from; it only works out that way. Two years ago, I went off the 24-meter-high Stari

It Never Happened: FBI Negligence and Duplicity Revealed from the Inside Out

The Baltimore Post-Examiner is pleased to present an excerpt from former FBI Special Agent Barbara Van Driel's book,'It Never Happened: FBI Negligence and Duplicity Revealed from the Inside Out.' ForeWord

Mac

Mac peered over his machine. His frantic foreman missed the wiser-than-you’ll-ever-be smile.   Mac was never disrespectful. But nobody messed with Shop Steward Billy McGuire, WWII U.S. Army Veteran.   I caught the big guy’s dry smile myself, radical know-it-all I

Coalescence

I peel leaf-colored clumps from my shovel. The clay carries memories, art class, wonders of the kiln, the rabbi’s head on a silver dish atop my grandmother’s mahogany table, forever pliable and moist, sculptures adorning the

The Widow Bixby: Figuring out the legacy of the Civil War’s most famous mother

Lydia Bixby and Abraham Lincoln Introduction Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that

We’ll Be Fine

The presidential scholar drips delicate fingers down his chin. With smooth, white, Ivy-infused certitude, he promises. Our institutions are strong. We will be just fine.   Let’s hope, the anchor replies, profusely praising his brilliance, deftly slipping into

Savage Liberty

The Baltimore Post-Examiner is pleased to present an excerpt from Eliot Pattison’s book Savage Liberty, set during the American Revolutionary War. Booklist described this fifth entry in Pattison’s Bone Rattler series

American soldiers on the Piave front hurling a hand grenades during World War I.

A New Reading of World War I American Literature

One hundred years after U.S. involvement in World War I, it is time to revisit our literature that came out of that conflict--because we are only now, finally, able

The Koran, Edgar Allan Poe and Science

Edgar Allan Poe has a reputation for mockery and secrecy. He loved to challenge his readers with riddles, hoaxes, and cryptography. He was a talented crypto-analyst and he wrote

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