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Archive for September, 2005

30 September
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Fukuzawa Yukichi

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Another guest podcast from Tom Barker. Fukuzawa Yukichi was an author, motivational speaker, and political theorist whose enlightened ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the period known as the Meiji Era. Please send your feedback about this episode to HistoyPodcast@gmail.com

HistoryPodcast – Fukuzawa Yukichi.mp3

Links:

Book: Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

Portaits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures

A PDF on Fukuzawa Yukichi – You must have Adobe Arcobat Reader to view this.

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29 September
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Typhoid Mary

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Typhoid Mary or Mary Mallon, and Irish Immigrant who unwittingly spread Typhoid throughout New York in the early 1900s.

HistoryPodcast – Typhoid Mary.mp3

Links:

Wikipedia Article

Book: Typhoid Mary

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25 September
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22 September
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18 September
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AH Reginald Buller

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AH Reginald Buller

A request from Valerie from Berkley, CA. The famous fungus man from Birmingham. An accomplished mycologist who lead the life of a bachelor professor.

HistoryPodcast – Reginald Buller.mp3

Reginald Buller the Poet-Scientist of Mushroom City

Selected Poetry of A.H. Reginald Buller

Wikipedia article

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15 September
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Godzilla

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Today we have a special from Tom Barker from Kansas. He will be speaking with Bill Tsutsui about Godzilla. We will also play a promo for Matt’s Today in History

HistoryPodcast – Godzilla.mp3

Links:

Godzilla on My Mind : Fifty Years of the King of Monsters

http://www.avia-art.com/godzillawebsite/gfaq.html#anchor3252781

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla

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08 September
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01 September
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Henry Knox

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Henry Knox

Henry Knox, an American bookseller from Boston became the chief Artillery officer of the Continental Army and most notably the nation’s first United States Secretary of War. He was born to Scott-Irish immigrants William and Mary Campbell Knox in Boston on July 25, 1750. His father was a ship’s captain, engaged in the West Indies trade until his death in 1762. That same year Henry left school at the age of 12 and worked as a bookstore clerk to support his mother. Later he opened his own bookshop, the London Book Store, in Boston. Largely self-educated as an avid reader, he began to concentrate on military subjects, particularly Artillery.

hp14_090105.mp3

Links:

http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/knox.html

http://www.generalknoxmuseum.org/

http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/sw-sa/Knox.htm

http://www.richardferrie.com/hk.htm

http://www.rebelswithavision.com/henryknox.com/

Books:

The Great Raid on Cabanatuan : Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor

Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission

Henry Knox: George Washington’s Confidant, General of Artillery, and America’s First Secretary of War

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