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Technology Manager & Webmaster, American Heritage Society (Rockville, MD)

Technology Manager & Webmaster, American Heritage Society (Rockville, MD)

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How 'Star Wars' Surprised the World

In the late 1970s most movie theater owners simply weren’t interested in a movie set in space. The last truly successful science-fiction film had been 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey; more recent fare, such as the ecological fable Silent Running (1972), had bombed.

The Greatest Rallying Cry: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

March 23, 1775, a Thursday, was the fourth day of a revolutionary convention in Virginia. But just how revolutionary, nobody until that day could have predicted.

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