Written In Blood History

Written In Blood History

History is people. These are their stories. They are written in blood.

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September 1, 2021 4 mins
I regret to announce that — though, as I said, two years is far too short a time to spend among you — this is the end. I am going. I am leaving now. Good bye.
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"To Jack, however, it was glorious drama. He stood there, his Macmillan kilt bright against the grey smoke, chin up, fingers working, left elbow rhythmically squeezing the sack, right foot tapping the beat - playing a wild, heathen dance to Vulcan, the Roman fire god.” In his life, John had tragically lost his wife and two of his sons. So by the time he’d come face to face with a couple of young revolutionaries who got their way by...
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Follow Autumn and learn more about Reading's Boys at the following links: @__autumnleaf__ https://thereadingpost.com/author/ahendrickson/ https://www.facebook.com/readingsboys It is my intention to cover as much of our town’s sons (and perhaps daughters too, should I find out about any young nurses or the like from Reading) as I can while also doing other writing for The Reading Post as well. If there is a story of a young person f...
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"The stubbornness of this young man was beginning to get to me. He was just a kid – and I’m a mature command pilot. Besides all of that, this was my airplane, and it made me angry that this punk was trying to tell me what I could and could not do with it. I knew its capabilities and I knew its limitations. He waived his gun in my face again, Algera!" In his life, John had tragically lost his wife and two of his sons. So by the time...
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June 1, 2021 99 mins
"Forget everything else, every fight that has been won or lost before and all of those that will be contested in years to come. Forget every battle of man against man, of mind against mind, of soul against soul. This is the one. This is the greatest.”’ Ali affixed a higher purpose to his fights. His fight wasn’t against the human being in the opposite corner. It was against injustice against his brothers, the forced segregation of ...
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May 1, 2021 44 mins
“One ought to teach the silly Christians rather than punish them.” - Julian the Apostate Our subject today, understanding his faith, on face value seems quite simple. And yet, the more you understand him, the more complex the relashiship gets. The story of this man’s life is very much the clash the Christianity and paganism. Woe to our subject for being caught on the edge of both. https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Furt...
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April 15, 2021 10 mins
Quick update to a few housekeeping notes, show schedule, etc., plus some insight into what goes on with my time outside of podcasting. https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory
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“These few words are being set down here as they come from my mind and my heart. And if I must write them with my hands in chains, I find that much better than if my will were in chains.” For Franz Jagerstatter, he somehow recognized the Nazi’s for who they really were. He could see their long game. He knew their ideology was one of destruction and death. Somehow, he knew it. And he also knew he could never be one of them. Franz’s ...
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"O Sarah, I wait for you there! Come to me, and lead thither my children." https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/civil-war/war/historical-documents/sullivan-ballou-letter/ https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/sullivan-ballou-letter Photo Credit: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2740804
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March 1, 2021 38 mins
“The principle aim of John’s aristocratic knights was to seize foreign territory, settle on it themselves, create estates, install tenants, marry the sisters and daughters of other invading Normans and establish their own dynasty. They were land-hungry. They wanted medieval society’s primary recourse on which to create lordships and establish their status amongst their fellow aristocrats. Dunlevy’s aim was to recapture the land fro...
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Discover the woman who commanded 70,000 pirates and owned the South China Sea. https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/mrs-cheng-ching-shih-pirate.htm http://www.theglobaldispatches.com/articles/the-pirate-ching-shih https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-chinese-female-pirate-who-commanded-80000-outlaws https://library.um.edu.mo/ebooks...
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February 1, 2021 60 mins
"I can’t do it. I’ve got to get into something that brings me hard, solid gold in my hand." https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: Hatch, Thom. 2014. The last outlaws: the lives and legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Photo Credit: CJDiJulius.myportfolio.com Media Credit: The Marty Ray Project Also check out Marty Ray's podcast here!
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I am extremely fortunate to have the chance to interview Mr. Donald Cooke. His story picks up after the Ayatollah has seized control of Iran. And so enjoy this sequel of sorts, told from an eye witness to the dramatic events surrounding the Iran Hostage Crisis. https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Photo Credit: https://www.britannica.com/event/Iran-hostage-crisis
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January 1, 2021 67 mins
“We made the Shah what he has become. We nurtured his love for grandiose geopolitical schemes and supplied him the hardware to indulge his fantasies. Now, his regime is coming apart under the pressures of imported modernization.” https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: Milani, Abbas. 2012. The Shah. New York: St. Martin's Press. Photo Credit: CJDiJulius.myportfolio.com Media Credit: https:...
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December 15, 2020 5 mins
"Dozens of stowaway microorganisms lurked on board, and Mir had developed the distinct aroma of sweaty men locked in a small house with cognac." https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/cosmonauts/english/krikalyov_sergei.htm https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-last-soviet-citizen Credits Photo Credit: https://www.rbth.com/history/330415-last-soviet...
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December 1, 2020 57 mins
“Only fancy to yourself, an old German Baron, with a large brilliant star on his breast, three French aides-de-camp and a large, spoiled Italian dog, and none of all that company could speak a word of English.”  https://www.patreon.com/writteninbloodhistory Further Reading/Principle Sources: Lockhart, Paul Douglas. 2010. The drillmaster of Valley Forge: the Baron de Steuben and the making of the American Army. New York: Harper. Cre...
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November 15, 2020 51 mins
“Most of all the blood, my arms are up to the elbows in blood. That is the most terrible thing that lies in my soul.” Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Taubman, William. 2017. Khrushchev: the man, his era. Credits:Cover Art Credit: Courtney DiJulius Music Credit: Dario, Song of the Volga Boatmen - Red Army Chorus - Leonid Kharitonov
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November 1, 2020 48 mins
“I stayed alive while most of my contemporaries, my classmates at the Academy, my friends with whom I had worked in the party organization, lost their heads as enemies of the people."  Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Taubman, William. 2017. Khrushchev: the man, his era. Credits:Cover Art Credit: Courtney DiJulius Music Credit: Song of the Volga Boatmen - Red Army Chorus - Leonid Kharitonov
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October 15, 2020 15 mins
“Surely, in a building that had 1,942 keys, there were people who knew how to get down to these cellars without the permission of the authorities..." Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources: https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/26/unmasking-the-parisian-phantom-of-the-opera/ https://www.oldstyletales.com/single-post/2018/09/25/The-Phantom-of-the-Opera-Historical-Inspirations-Literary-Analysis-Film-Adaptations----a-Spooky-Spotli...
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October 1, 2020 43 mins
“Although born a slave I always felt that I was a man and ought to be free, and I would be free or die.”   Patreon Further Reading/Principle Sources:Lineberry, Cate. 2018. Be free or die: the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero. Credits:Cover Art Credit: Courtney DiJulius Music Credit: Dario Tartagni
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