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101 Interesting Facts about the Civil War. The Civil War was the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil.

101 Interesting Facts about the Civil War

During an average day during the war, approximately 600 people were killed. Daddy Doll. In the US, war has increasingly become the long-term burden of a small percentage of the population.

Daddy Doll

Since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many US military families have endured multiple overseas deployments, with the cumulative result of years of separation between loved ones. Before each deployment, service members must prepare for life far from home, while the families they leave behind are forced to re-adjust to long stretches without their mothers, fathers, husbands or wives. In Daddy Doll, Dutch filmmaker Kasper Verkaik follows the young Gutierrez family of Fort Polk in Louisiana as they prepare for nine months of separation. Before Martin, an army medic, leaves to serve in Afghanistan, each of his children is given a small ‘Daddy Doll’ with a photo of his face placed into a sleeve on the head.

America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl. Word of the day: Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump.

America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl

Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s. “She’s a creation out of my head. I had various models over the years, but some of my best Hilda paintings I’ve ever done were done without a model,” veteran artist Duane told the online pin-up gallery Toil, Despite being one of history’s longest running calendar queens alongside the likes of Marilyn Monroe, even the most dedicated vintage enthusiasts probably won’t have come across Hilda before.

That isn’t to say Hilda wasn’t capable of “inspiring strong sexual sensations in any red blooded woman-lover” (and still is). This Built America. What Life Was Really Like for “Southern Belles” During the Civil War. Modern-day debate over the Confederacy centers on the dangerous myths upheld by things like the Confederate battle flag, which is used both as a racist symbol and a beacon of a “simpler” Southern society by its proponents today.

What Life Was Really Like for “Southern Belles” During the Civil War

So…what was life really like for Southern belles before and during the war? Not simple at all, writes Giselle Roberts, who studies the ideal and the reality of the Southern belle both before and during the Civil War. Being a belle wasn’t just about sitting on a porch with a fan, writes Roberts—it was tied up in social structures centered around social debuts, courtship and marriage.

As young women entered the social world, they crossed two thresholds at once: that of a critical moment in their adolescence and that of a play for social power (one supported by money and slavery) on behalf of their families. But the Civil War disrupted this ideal, Roberts writes. By: Giselle Roberts Louisiana Historical Association Comments are closed.

Christian Appy, “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity” (Viking, 2015) Christian Appy View on Amazon.

Christian Appy, “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity” (Viking, 2015)

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln. Favorites. Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (the greatest words ever spoken) "House Divided" Speech by Abraham Lincoln. 7 Must Read Life Lessons from Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.

7 Must Read Life Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

He served from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led the United States through its darkest hour … the American Civil War. In the end, Lincoln was able to preserve the Union and end slavery. Prior to his election in 1860, as the first U.S. Republican president, Lincoln was a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S.

Abraham Lincoln's Brilliant Method for Handling Setbacks. What was the secret of Abraham Lincoln's success in dealing with people?

Abraham Lincoln's Brilliant Method for Handling Setbacks

Incredibly, this is not just a question that a business journalist would ask. Dale Carnegie himself--the legendary author of How to Win Friends and Influence People--asked the exact same question on page 8 of that famous book. Carnegie was in a unique position to know the answer. Four years before How to Win Friends came out, he authored a book called Lincoln the Unknown, which he spent three years working on. How Lincoln Practiced Patience The point is that Carnegie--America's preeminent expert on networking, arguably the person who first codified networking as a skill--analyzed Lincoln's life for his people skills. As an example, Carnegie cites a letter Lincoln wrote to a general who disobeyed his orders during the Civil War. "I do not believe you appreciate the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee's escape.

Clearly, this is a stern rebuke. But the lesson Carnegie has to offer is a simple one. 1. 2. Leadership Lessons from Lincoln (Part 3)