The battle that changed the world

by Bill Federer -- Her beautiful, long hair was scalped off her head by Indians after she was shot. This was the fate of Jane McCrea, whose loyalist fiancé David Jones had more…

Words of wisdom from the Iron Lady

by Bill Federer -- Known as "The Iron Lady" for her stand against communism, Margaret Thatcher was born Oct. 13, 1925. She became the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom more…

Debunking 1 of biggest myths about Columbus

by Bill Federer -- Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land routes. A biography more…

The rise of tyrants: Sadly, nothing new

by Bill Federer -- Plato was a Greek philosopher who lived in the city-state of Athens. In 380 A.D., Plato wrote "The Republic," where he described in Books 8 and 9: "States more…

Amazing life of a man long forgotten

by Bill Federer -- He began his career as an auto racer, gaining international fame by competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times, earning the nickname "Fast Eddie." When World War I more…