I Am a History Nut

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    Timeline Of Compulsive Research Born Of Love And Curiosity.

    • When I was a kid I was obsessed first with dinosaurs, I wanted to be a paleontologist until I was about 8- then it became all about the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Mesopotamians, Vikings, Vandals & Visigoths. • Until I was a pre-teen and became interested in the middle...
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2013

    The Insanity That Was The Vietnam War

    I think you will see that most veterans of the Vietnam War do not look favorably on time there. Yes, they will speak in glowing terms of their friends and comrades it not to fondly of politicians who ran the war. I was a fighter pilot during war flying out of Udorn, Thailand. To...
    Roger041 Roger041
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2012

    Have We Changed?

    Are we much different from the time of Louis? We still have the poor and hungry and sick We got rid of slavery. Sex is still a big motivator We still kill We rape and seduce We have corrupt governments in many cointries We go to church and say everything is fine or stay home and...
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    1 Response Jun 7, 2012

    anything from prehistoric till modern history

    intriques me especially WWII both my grandfathers served one army one navy love to learn all that i can and collect antiques just to study them the past fascinates me
    rusty1192 rusty1192
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    I Am a Big Fan of History.&...

    I am a big fan of history.  I think that the favorite article that I read was where dog tags orginated (they started during the civil war).  The cool part about history is that within it, the characters are real, these people really existed and they were neat in thier...
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2008

    Ancient History

    I am working on ancient Biblical history.I am even going so far as learing ancient Hebrew and Aramaic a little at a time.I love history in general though.Im Irish so Ive already studied Irish history.One of my favorite biblical sories is that of Tobit.God sent the angel Raphael...
    irishknight1973 irishknight1973
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2012

    Personal history becomes collective history in

    giving context to experience. France has a rich history which is an example to the world.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

    I'm A History Nut But I Like History More Surrounded By A Story.

    I love history especially Biblical history, Medieval history, the Renaissance, and the Early years of the United States but I like my facts and figures couched in a story. So I read a lot of historical fiction. It helps me to see what it is like that way. So far my favorite...
    justasiam justasiam
    61-65, F
    Jul 5, 2012

    Mao Zedong Humour

    I can't be the only person who laughed hysterically. .___.
    Toukos Toukos
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Mar 18, 2013

    I love reading about

    and talking about the Great War, especially with people who know enough to understand why I use that name for it.
    ericmeist ericmeist
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    What A Good Lesson

    I went back to school at The University of ND-Williston, when I lived in North Dakota in 1986. I was taking my 'generals'. I have never been real interested in history, I prefer current events.I had my choice of several history options, so I picked the latest. It was about...
    djw1 djw1
    61-65, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2012

    History Is Your Heritage!

    I love history! I love to find out what really happened in the different wars or what the loosing side would call something. It is a shame that 99.9% of the young people know nothing about what has happened in the past that shaped our here and now. Here in the U S of A we brag...
    GreenKnight GreenKnight
    66-70, M
    Jun 7, 2011

    I've loved ancient history

    since I was a kid. Those times were so much more exciting than our own, the world was unknown and there was a lot to discover compared to this day and age. I like hearing how even then there were really smart people who come up with new ideas, or people willing to challenge the...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 4, 2013

    Totally nutty about history!

    Particularly Scottish and the pioneer period.
    helensusanswift helensusanswift
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2016

    Without History We Have No Future!

    History is cool and i don't care what anyone says! Agreed?? Yes many a high school history teacher has destroyed that love for so many people.  Not me! I was lucky to love it and lucky to have a teacher that was just as passionate! Passion is the key and that passion can...
    Georgigirl Georgigirl
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2008

    I Love History

    especially the stories of the people behind the scenes
    David938 David938
    61-65, M
    Jun 13, 2012


    from finding fossils, reading books , walking in the footsteps of predecessors ,  listening to the stories from my father or his companions in the Ex -serviceman's club , researching my family tree , to collecting malt whisky , what ever form but a life pleasure the...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    Jun 14, 2010

    History and Nuts. Hmmm?

    Yeah...I guess I'm a history nut. I have always been interested in history and world cultures and anthropology. Where we come from most often indicates where we'll go. Add in that I'm a witch and for me it was a natural fit. I think the two things may influence and support each...
    Tzech Tzech
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 1, 2008

    I know that the picture on this experience is

    the Waving Girl Statue and is in Savannah, GA at the mouth of the Savannah River on River Street! My hometown..
    0LipsLikeSugar0 0LipsLikeSugar0
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    Hung Up On The 16th President

    I've loved history since I was a boy. In these last few years I've turned to American history, and the figure that interests me the most is Abraham Lincoln.  Why?  It's not just about slavery, on which his opinions and actions were both complex and nuanced.  But Lincoln had...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2012

    Fort St Jean Baptiste

    Fort St Jean Baptiste is in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Founded in 1714 it is the oldest continuous settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. It sits on the banks of cane river close to the original site.After watching the short film about the fort and the people who helped settle it...
    marriedup marriedup
    56-60, M
    Jun 27, 2013

    I revet the way the teaching ofHistory has been

    reduced at Schools.We need to know our history. We can learn a lot from the past and we cannot know where we are going unless we know where we have come from
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    A Student Of History For Life -

    I have loved history ( and the antiques that help tell its stories) from the time I can remember. I have done fairly extensive research on the migration of my own family and other Scot-Irish folk from the Philadelphia ports down the Great Wagon Road through the Shenandoah Valley...
    wildjack61 wildjack61
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2012


    History is like a word that is generated from two words;his story.It's like,people tell their stories to their offsprings and the stories are gonna be passed on to their children's offsprings and it's gonna be like that for generations to generations.Now that i realize history is...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2012

    Hitler Minus God...turned Into The One Of The Most Horrible Things In History...

    My story really is based on facts...they have been written down by others...all Truths I am reading a book...Title....When a Nation Forgets God , author Edwin Lutzer 7 Lessons we must learn from Nazi Germany The time for heroism is upon us The exclusion of God from a nation...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jun 7, 2012

    Civil War Sites

    We live 45 minutes from two civil war battle sites. They do reenactments and we decided to take our grandson. He and I walked around thru the camp and saw how they lived day to day.Later we listened to speakers talk about the battle and the aftermath of the battle. They read a...
    marriedup marriedup
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2013


    is it written or real ... please look it for a sec. we all know the powers that be have lied ... that is agreed right .. so how how of a lie are you willing to live???? that is question ... dig into the meaning of words greek  ... facts of where when (if even) our own...
    burwi333 burwi333
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2010

    I Love Doing History Lession

    but my thing is reading and writting     but mose of my time is putting god frist who thje head of the house .
    susiehouston susiehouston
    56-60, F
    Jun 7, 2011

    I Find History To Be Very Intruiging

    So today in my Language Art's class we were writing this essay for The Crubicle basically the essay was about how an author could base a story from another time in history to his current experiences of history. Basically Arthur Miller (the writer of the play) showed in The...
    uhgstupid uhgstupid
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2011

    History...let's not repeat it

    The stories of the lives of the people who make up our country from its original peoples to the settlers who came here looking for a better life, are what makes our country strong. Or should anyways, however I believe that we have forgotten the lessons they tried to teach. Don't...
    ember1471 ember1471
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

    History Is Crap

    I Love History. I recognize that from the very beginning of consciousness I have been using history(in the form of memories) to form my impression of the present reality. I could go a dozen different directions with this next sentence.  It occurs to me how easy it is to...
    1blujay 1blujay
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2010


    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love everything about history :) European history, American history... It's all good :) haha
    ACyanideSurprise ACyanideSurprise
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    Who is the most badass historical figure out of

    the following 3? Napoleon, Charlemagne, or Peter the Great? Personally, i think Charlemagne with Napoleon being a close second; but Peter the great expanded Russia like a **** ton plus he was 6 foot 8 inches tall and had a torture chamber and, oh yeah, he killed his son for...
    heapograss heapograss
    22-25, M
    Aug 19, 2014

    D Day , yesterday , 6th June 1944 here are

    some interesting links ! http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/d-days http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/allied-advance-stalls-at-normandy http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/a-key-to-victory http://www.history.com...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    History Nutty to the Core!

    I am a history nut.  If you buy me a book - make it a historical novel.  Take me on a rendezvous - make it a historic site.  Some of my favorite vacations have been to historical locations such as Savannah, GA, Coastal SC and NC, or Williamsburg, VA.  I have...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    16 Responses Apr 27, 2008

    Fort Sumter

    We visited Charleston this summer. It is a beautiful city and has a lot of things to see and do . While we were there I wanted my grandson to see Fort Sumter. So we took the boat ride out to see the fort. The parks service did a great job of restoring as much as they did on the...
    marriedup marriedup
    56-60, M
    Jul 18, 2013

    The Civil War

    I am most interested in The Civil War.I have read about everything on the shelf but find soldier's diaries fascinating.These soldiers were really funny during times of stress.During the beginning of a battle,as cannon fire shot the landscape: One soldier saw a rabbit run across a...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    11 Responses Apr 19, 2008

    To Fancy I Was There

    As morbid as that sounds I cant help it.  Could you ever put yourself in that position?  To imagine you were on the Titanic as it was sinking, to have to say goodbye to a loved one as they board one of the life boats only to know that would be the last time you would...
    jesyka jesyka
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 2, 2008

    John Locke'S Principles. (Work In Progress)

    Human beings have a right to life. They should be able to live their life the way they wish so long as it does not interfere with the life of another's in a negative way or causes harm to that person. This is my summarization of one of John Locke's principles. I find them simple...
    Toukos Toukos
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2013

    The Revolution in France,

    is a fascinating era in history, but the story of the families of the Languedoc who stood against France and the Pope in the early Middle Ages is one that is so captivating to me because these great southern families defended Jews.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Im A History Nut

    I'm a history but when it comes to the civil war, ww1 and the Confederate army and stuff. I'm for the south
    Bicarter Bicarter
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

    Losing Myself In the Past

    History is what made me the person I am today. When I was in kindergarten, Titanic with Leo DiCaprio came out and though I was only seven, I was hooked on the whole story. My friends and I would play it on the playground that we were the hapless crew, and when I got home, I would...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
    18-21, F
    Mar 3, 2008

    I Agree With Wiseol

    Over many years running all over most of this country, I have made a point to make my rout include every civile war site I can. I always visit the visitor center and purchase a book referring to that particular event in the war. I lived a short distance from Gettysburg for a...
    muskratjo muskratjo
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2012

    A Tale of Two Cities....

    As a serious student of science and history it was natural for me to get involved in researching the history of the town(s) I live in and to become a local historian of the area, both its people and places. In 1974 I began compiling a photo archive of historical photos collecting...
    xerxes211 xerxes211
    56-60, M
    Jul 27, 2008
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