Wednesday, July 4, 2012
History Intrigue for July
By Rick Morris
Welcome to our second version of this new feature in The FDH Lounge, entitled History Intrigue. We’re going to be flagging interesting-looking tidbits of a historical level. While part of this is just going to come from general web surfing, many links each time are courtesy of Real Clear History, who does a great job aggregating for this topic just like all the others in the Real Clear brand.
We always work to be class acts in our own aggregation, so we’ll always give a mention of the site involved in the link.
^ From Smithsonian Mag, the story of how President Garfield was stalked before his assassination and the completely hapless attempts to save him.
^ From War of The Moles, the question of what Castro knew about the JFK assassination ahead of time.
^ From AmericanForeignRelations.com, how Woodrow Wilson failed at the Paris Peace Conference after World War I and in so doing, helped sow the seeds for World War II.
^ From Military History Online, leaving morality completely aside, was invading the Soviet Union the smart move for Germany in 1941?