By Nick Belardes, Caroline Leavitt
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But since I already consider that these people belong to the Sovereigns of the Castile, it is not right to offend them. So I decided to leave him alone. OBSESSIVE BITE: Had Columbus not been so obsessed and had he listened to experts, he might have learned the true circumference of the Earth without having to cross thousands of miles of open ocean. ON THE CONDUCT OF WAR, 1865 It is always interesting to look at history through the kaleidoscope of the present. For instance, what is the proper conduct of war, and to what great lengths do governments that commit atrocities go to convince themselves and their peoples that they are justified in their wartime behavior?
He adds that Jefferson’s anxiety led to bouts of apathy and dejection as he fell into sluggish moods, fought violent headaches, and had breakdowns that preceded periods of intense creativity. But was Jefferson mad? Beran doesn’t come out and say that Jefferson had a mental condition, though there may have been some kind of cover-up regarding the mental health of the president. As Beran points out, Virginians didn’t need to wait for Darwin to believe that the Jeffersons could pass down the mental wreckage of their household from one generation to another.
TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN THE EXAMINATION OF TITIBE THE 45 DEATHS OF TECUMSEH IS THERE AN IRAQ WAR SYNDROME? SOLDIER’S SPELL MYSTERIOUS CONVICTIONS OF SACCO AND VANZETTI THE BOSTON MASSACRE DID NAPOLEON’S GASTRIC SECRET COST HIM WATERLOO? C. C. DID THOMAS JEFFERSON HAVE A MENTAL CONDITION? AND WAS HIS GRANDSON AN AX MURDERER? BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND AND BURR’S CONSPIRACY WAS OPPENHEIMER AN IDIOT? THE STRANGE FIRES OF ROANOKE DANGEROUS NATIVES, SUPPLY FAILURES, AND STRANGE SMOKE DROWNINGS, MYSTERIOUS FIRES, AND TREE CARVINGS THE MISSING SHIP’S LOG OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS THE MOST ENIGMATIC OF EXPLORERS THE BARCELONA COPY AND THE DOMINICAN FRIAR ON THE CONDUCT OF WAR, 1865 SEPTEMBER 11, 1775 MYSTERY OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS SCRIBAL CREATIVE FREEDOM IN AN ANCIENT JEWISH COMMUNITY DOOMSAYERS OF EARLY AMERICA A COFFEEHOUSE CULTURE OF PROPHETS?
A People's History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions and Astounding Truths by Nick Belardes, Caroline Leavitt