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  1. S

    Why did Gladstone abandon General Gordon?

    The Gladstone (Liberal) Government did change its mind when it was too late. General Gordon was beheaded and many civilians were slaughtered. Gordon was a very well known and a popular figure in England. He was trying to save a part of the British Protectorarate (Khedive) from being overrun by...
  2. J

    Gordon Wood on the Early American Republic

    Here is an video (1.25 hours) of Gordon Wood speaking on the early American republic (from the Revolution up to the Civil War). Well worth watching, especially if you haven't read any of his books on the subject. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic - YouTube
  3. tjadams

    Lord George Gordon & the "Gordon Riots"

    In reading my current book, I came across a passage about Lord George Gordon and the Gordon Riots in 1780. The book mentions that Charles Dickens used this event to write "Barnaby Rudge". I've never heard of the man or the riot. What's the story behind all this?
  4. Transk53

    Gordon Highlanders

    Hi all, after seeing some interesting posts arouns various threads, I am hoping that there is an expert on this regiment. I have a family connection and have been keen to find out more. Hopefully someone perusing this thread may have served from the late 40's. To set the scene as it were, my...
  5. Salah

    Gordon Rhea

    Gordon Rhea is the author of a four-part series on Ulysses Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign, covering the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, the North Anna, and Cold Harbor. Anybody read these works?
  6. L

    R. Gordon Wasson, Psilocybin and Western Society

    If psilocybin mushrooms have been ingested for thousands of years all around the World, how is it that Psilocybin was "re-discovered" in the West until 1957 by Ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson? Didn't Europe also use psilocybin in their rituals? This all leads me to the next question: How and...
  7. halomanuk

    ' Gordon Bennett' and the Fall of Singapore 1942

    Much has been said of the speedy departure of Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett of the Australian Army,when the British and Australians surrendered to the Japanese ,losing Singapore. He commandered a boat and passed his command onto a surprised British Brigadier,and he and some of...
  8. Patito de Hule

    Empire of Liberty - Gordon S. Wood

    Now reading Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Woods. I've only just started. The Editor's Introduction is dull and the Author's Introduction is allegorical. Chapter I seems more than anything to be a summary of the Aughor's previous work Creation of...
  9. Sargon of Akkad

    Gordon Brown to step down!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8672859.stm My god, can it really be true?
  10. corrocamino

    Saint Gordon? What Saint Gordon?

    I don't like Gordon Brown in the least, but this is the absolute height of PC insanity: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/8649012.stm
  11. Sargon of Akkad

    Gordon Brown refers to Europe as "that country"

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8627745.stm Watch the short video at the top-right of the article - does it strike anyone else as odd that Brown thinks Europe is now a country, and not a political entity made up of countries?
  12. larkin

    Gordon Gekko and homelessness

    Gordon Gekko and homelessness The jobs are gone. The means of production has been shipped abroad so that not only are the jobs not coming back but formidable and unsurpassable competition is in place to under price any future development in the manufacturing sector. You might say...
  13. B

    Gordon Childe books

    What are everyone's views of V.Gordon Childes books: Man Make's himself What Happened in History How much of the archaeology is still up to date? How easy are the books to read (I have never read any books about pre-history) for people new to the subject?