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Hunting for the hidden Buddha of Bamiyan

Hunting for the hidden Buddha of Bamiyan

Film footage of their destruction shocked the world. Just months before New York’s twin towers came down, Afghanistan’s Buddhas of Bamiyan were blown to bits by the Taliban in an act that in hindsight seems like some dark harbinger of bigger trouble to come. But one man believes there is still hope amid those ruins. […]

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U.S. civilian WWII POWs are spotlighted

Although the internment of American civilians by the Japanese during World War II is often overlooked by historians, area survivors are dedicated to preserving the memory of what they experienced. “All of this happened 60 to 70 years ago, and it’s part of history that is slowly being forgotten,” said Angus Lorenzen, commander of the […]

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Review - Genghis Khan book sheds light on Mongol warrior

Review – Genghis Khan book sheds light on Mongol warrior

I wasn’t particularly interested in reading an entire book about Genghis Khan, the 13th-century Mongol [amazon_enhanced asin="0609809644" container="div" container_class="alignleft" price="All" background_color="FFFFFF" link_color="000000" text_color="0000FF" /]warrior, but I’m glad I did. A friend recommended Jack Weatherford’s “[amazon_link id="0609809644" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World[/amazon_link]” (Crown, 2004), and it turned out to […]

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