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Poppies and Pandemics: A Don’t Know Much About® Audiominute

During World War I, the poem “In Flanders Fields” inspired the use of the poppy as the symbol of loss and remembrance on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Read these posts for more about Veterans Day and about the poem “In Flanders Fields.”

What symbol, what icon, should we use to mark the tragic losses in the Covid pandemic — losses more deadly than war?

Don’t Know Much About® History: Anniversary Edition

The Hidden History of America At War (paperback)

Posted on November 11, 2020

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Two for Thanksgiving: Real First Pilgrims & Holiday’s History

My Thanksgiving tradition. Two articles about the holiday that I wrote for the New York Times.

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Thanksgiving? Or Thankstaking? 400 years after the Mayflower — Don’t Know Much About® Audiominutes

This year is the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims, and the Mayflower Compact; a helping of Thanksgiving History

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