Redeeming the reputation of Vlad the Impaler

by Bill Federer -- "God is behind everything, but everything hides God," wrote Victor Hugo in his classic "Les Miserables," Book 5, Chapter 4. Born Feb. 26, 1802, Victor Marie Hugo was more…

Why do we 'Remember the Alamo'?

by Bill Federer -- From 1521 to 1821, Mexico was ruled by Spain. In 1808, Napoleon invaded Spain and put his brother Joseph Bonaparte on the throne. A revolution, led by Simon more…

The engineering marvel America gave away

by Bill Federer -- Columbus first landed in Panama on Oct. 6, 1502, during his fourth and final voyage. In 1534, the King of Spain, Charles V, who ruled the first global more…

George Washington: More than just a pretty face

by Bill Federer -- George Washington was born Feb. 22, 1732. Washington was: unanimously chosen as the Army's Commander-in-Chief unanimously chosen as President of the Constitutional Convention unanimously chosen as the first more…