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  “Under the bridge downtown is where I drew some blood/Under the bridge I could not get enough/Under the bridge forgot about my love/Under the bridge I gave my life away.”   Perhaps no other set of lyrics that Anthony Kiedis—the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers—wrote is as insightful or powerful as this set here. These lyrics, excerpted from...
Almost all Americans go through life knowing who the Founding Fathers are and their significance, but most people have no idea about the Founding Fathers’ connections to secret societies such as the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and even the Illuminati.   Dr. Robert Hieronimus presents these connections and reveals the influences that these societies had on men such as George Washington and...
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was every part the legend that he has become today. In this “towering biography,” Edmund Morris’s Pulitzer Prize winning biography chronicles the life of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. from his birth to his appointment from Vice-President to President of the United States after President McKinley was assassinated, and everything in between (Time Magazine). This “meticulously researched and beautifully...
Christopher Paolini took over 3 years to write Inheritance, the final book in the Eragon cycle, and Inheritance is most definitely worth the wait. For those not familiar with the four books, Paolini’s bestseller series records the tale of a young adult named Eragon as he struggles to overthrow Galbatorix, an evil tyrant who rules the fantasy word of Algaesia...
                Five seconds. Five seconds of machine-gun fire was all it took for the modern FBI to be created. The Kansas City Massacre of 1933, which at the time was the second deadliest murder of law-enforcement officers in American history, left four government officials bloodily murdered in a train station parking lot, sparking a shock wave felt all the...
Crack! The 34.5 inch, 33 ounce brown wood bat connected with the small white ball blur, catapulting the baseball way over the centerfield wall, the sound reverberating throughout the venerable Yankee Stadium. Josh Hamilton’s 28th homerun in the first round of the 2008 Home Run Derby set the record for the most homeruns ever hit in a round, a...
Book Review: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell Marcus Luttrell had a decision to make, one that would turn into the most regretful decision of his life. While on a reconnaissance mission scouting an Afghan mountain village that was known to harbor Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders, Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL, and his three SEAL teammates encountered two Afghani shepherds and...
Book Review: Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, many young men and women, deeply affected by this mass slaughter of U.S. citizens, felt a moral obligation to join the military and help in the fight against Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda. One of these young men and women stood out from...

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