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'Antietam' Dissects Strategies Of North And South

In The Long Road to Antietam, historian Richard Slotkin traces how both Northern and Southern strategies changed in the summer of 1862, when both sides committed to an all-out total war, and Lincoln squared off against Gen. George McClellan.
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Roosevelt's Badlands Ranch Faces Potential Threat

Theodore Roosevelt's Elkhorn Ranch is often called the Walden Pond of the West. But the ranch and its pristine land are feeling the pressure of North Dakota's oil boom. Critics say that proposed changes could destroy the solitude that made a lasting impression on Roosevelt.
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'The Town That Fooled The British' In The War of 1812, Prepares For Bicentennial

While the War of 1812 is often overshadowed by other national conflicts, St. Michaels  prepares to bring its role in the war to life for the bicentennial celebration in 2013.

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Preservationists Eye Historic Impact Of Union Station Upgrade

Preservationists are concerned that plans for the expansion of Union Station will affect its historic and cultural character. 

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A Story Of Ancient Power In 'The Rise of Rome'

In the new book, The Rise of Rome, author Anthony Everitt tracks Rome's ascension from a small market town to the greatest empire in the ancient world. Along the way, he traces the rise of some of the ancient world's most powerful players.
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How America's Losing The War On Poverty

Close to 16 percent of Americans now live at or below the poverty line. On top of that, 100 million of us — 1 out of 3 Americans — manage to survive on a household income barely twice that amount. How is this poverty crisis happening?
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The Thomas Eagleton Affair Haunts Candidates Today

In 1972, Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern chose the young senator as his running mate. Just 18 days later, Eagleton was forced to drop out. The incident forever changed the way presidential candidates pick their No. 2s.
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General Lee's 'Special Order 191' On Display In Maryland

History buffs can get a glimpse of an 1862 document that some say changed the course of the American Civil War in Frederick County, Md. starting this week. 

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