'Greatest event in history' changed the world

by Bill Federer -- Mankind began the invention of "writing" around 3300 B.C. Western Civilization wrote on papyrus reeds from the Nile Delta, palm leaves, parchment from animal skins, and vellum from more…

The real story behind 'Don't give up the ship!'

by Bill Federer -- Among the U.S. Navy and Marine heroes confronting Tripoli's Muslim Barbary pirates was Captain James Lawrence. In 1804, Captain Lawrence was second-in-command of an expedition to destroy the more…

The church that changed American history

by Bill Federer -- 300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 years, he spread the Gospel. This was Francis Asbury, more…

There's a reason soldiers believe in God

by Bill Federer -- After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: "Commanding officers of each regiment are directed to procure more…

The reason God will bless or curse this nation

by Bill Federer -- Sir William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England," published 1765-1769 by Oxford's Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on America's founders, being considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source more…

The worldwide legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte

by Bill Federer -- After the French Revolution, a slave revolt resulted in France's loss of Haiti (Saint-Domingue), one of the world's main producers of sugar. Desiring to replace it with another more…

What happens if America stumbles and falls?

by Bill Federer -- V-J Day, Aug. 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman stated at a News Conference announcing the end of World War II: "I have received this afternoon a message more…

How H.G. Wells felt about Islam

by Bill Federer -- New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama based on the novel "The War of more…