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I Am a History Nut

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    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 16-17, F Mar 3, 2008

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    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...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 5 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    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 51-55, F Jul 5, 2012

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    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

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    You Know Your A History Nut If...

    You know that the Turkish warship Yavuz which was scrapped in 1971 was SMS Goeben a German Battlecruiser from World War I which steamed past the British along with the German cruiser, SMS Breslau (becomes Ottoman Midilli), to be presented to the Ottoman Empire Navy as a gift for...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 7, 2012

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    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

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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 1 Response Jul 1, 2013

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    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 Jun 7, 2012

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    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 26-30 8 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    Me Too

    For SCE “O” Grade History at High School we studied 1. The American Civil War 2. The Great War 1914-1919 3. The Russian Revolution 4. Scotland 1760-1820. 5. Waterloo to the Great Exhibition – 1815 to 1851. For SCE Higher Grade, we covered British and European History 1848...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 18, 2012

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    I Love History

    especially the stories of the people behind the scenes
    David938 David938 56-60, M Jun 13, 2012

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    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

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    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 1 Response Oct 12, 2011

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    History.....

    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

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    History

    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

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    Guano War, Really

       In the late 1800's, there was a piece of land that was a heavily covered guano (bird dung).  This guano was rich in nitrates which are used in munitions.  Peru, Bolivia, and Chile all claimed the area.  Diplomatic missions went back and forth, but the end result was war...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 24, 2012

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    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
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Mystery,history.

    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

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    Always Have Been .

    Even as a child, I've always loved the history [story] behind something. Back then to satisfy my curiosity, I went to the library. Although I still go to books at times, now I go to the internet,  ! 
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Mao Zedong Humour

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

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    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

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    Personal history becomes collective history in

    giving context to experience. France has a rich history which is an example to the world.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    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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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2008

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    HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love everything about history :) European history, American history... It's all good :) haha
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    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

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    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 26-30 Dec 4, 2013

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 17 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    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 13 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    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 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    Junior High

    I learned respect for our multi-cultural world by doing my seventh grade festival of nations projrct on Saudi Arabia
    bvu7437 bvu7437 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    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 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    History is a dying subject in high schools. It is believed that math and science are more important and history takes a back seat. But, you can’t know where we are going without...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 11 Responses Sep 26

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    Occasionally pawn stars or american pickers because I like old stuff but that's about as close as you get to history on the history channel anymore. Travel channel has more history...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Insurance is really all about risk. Despite all the complexity built into some different types of insurance policies offered by different insurance agencies, it really just comes...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Well, I used to, when it was actually about history. Now, it's just some really silly crap that has nothing to do with history. This goes for the Discovery Channel too.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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    When I retire, I intend to be a history teacher. I think I had some really good teachers when I was in school. When you consider that I was just a poor kid without much to help...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    From ancient Egypt and Greece to medieval castles as well as world Wars I am an avid fan of history. I love reading and watching anything about history since I was a kid.
    MissJovexia MissJovexia 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 4

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    There are some real Nut jobs on here. I don't do emotional roller coasters or mean people. People who constantly are negative and depressive. Really sad that people try to...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I'm baking Nutella cookies and they're turning into pancakes because the dough is soupy!!
    Scax Scax 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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