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Christopher Kelly
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I am an American who lives in London and Seattle.
I am an American who lives in London and Seattle.

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World War I Centennial
Cenotaph, Whitehall, London One hundred years ago this month, Woodrow Wilson ended America’s longstanding policy of isolation and led us into World War I on the Allied side.   Over two and a half million Americans were shipped “over there” to Europe and ser...

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Déodat de Dolomieu and the Dolomites
Déodat de Dolomieu "Déodat de Dolomieu (1750–1801) was a French adventurer, savant, and geologist. The son of the marquis de Dolomieu, he was born in the mountainous Dauphiné region of France. He made a fateful choice by joining the order of the Knights of ...

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Boris Akunin

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Boris Akunin
Boris Akunin Boris Akunin* is a brilliant and witty novelist.  That is one. Murder on the Leviathan He writes crime novels that are set in the glittering world of late 19th century Imperial Russia.  That is two.   His hero, Erast Fandorin, combines a strong...

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My Great Grandfather, Queen Marie and the Maryhill Museum
It is Valentine's Day 2017.  Love is in the air.   It is only fitting to write about romance. Thomas Tileston Wells 1865-1946 Queen Marie of Romania 1875 - 1938 My great-grandfather, Thomas Tileston Wells, may have had an affair with Queen Marie of Romania....

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Trajan's Column & Dacian Invasion

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Trajan and the Dacian Invasion
Trajan's Column Rome. Italy Trajan's Column looms about 13 stories above street level in Rome.  The famous column depicts the Roman invasion of Dacia from the 2nd Century. The Palazzo Valentini in Rome affords an amazing glimpse into life in a villa in the ...

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From An Adventure in 1914...

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Espionage in World War I
"Thomas Tileston Wells, my great grandfather, was falsely accused by Austrian authorities in Riva of being a Russian spy and threatened with immediate execution. There is no evidence that the threatened execution of the “other two” spies referenced in Wells...
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