I stumbled upon this haunting echo of the Old South while driving the back roads near Starr, S.C.Read more
What marks the legacy of a man? Is it his achievements? His words? Or is it his history, his heritage, his associations? These questions get to the heart of the debate over the legacy of many a Southern man … including German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.Read more
In researching quotes by the late rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, we found the man was eminently quotable. Rather than keeping those to ourselves, we’ll keep them coming for the rest of the week.
A leading proponent of human space exploration might seem an odd advocate for the existence of God. As in many other arenas, Wernher von Braun defied common expectations…Read more
Today’s Real Southern Quote comes to us from the pages of the war memoirs of Admiral Raphael Semmes, captain of the CSS Alabama. It deals with nothing less than the fundamental nature of sailors.
What can we say? Stereotypes exist for a reason…Read more
I have discovered perhaps the coolest iPad app yet: The Civil War Today from History. (You know, the network formerly known as The History Channel that now runs more programs about the present than about history? Yeah, that one.) Presented as a daily 19th Century newspaper, The Civil War today brings new articles, photos and […]Read more