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Good Biographies Make Good History Books

Book reviews Jorges Orgibet and Roy Howard by Harold Stephens “You have a good memory,” people often say to me when they are referring to something I have written pertaining to history. I will pass on a trade secret. It isn’t memory. It’s knowing where to look for history. And one of the best sources…

Testing Your Travel IQ

TESTING YOUR TRAVEL IQ by Harold Stephens   We use terms in our everyday life without really knowing what they mean. We talk about wine having vintage, putting our children in kindergarten, that a gun is 12-gauge or 22-calibre, that we prefer pilsner to lager—yet what do all these things mean? When we travel it’s…

Why Americans very stupid?

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEK   WHY AMERICANS VERY STUPID; STUPID, THAT RIGHT WORD?   The year is 1947. The author, Harold Stephens, is in Peking, China, sent by the U.S. Marines from Tsingtao, to attend a Chinese language school. When my Chinese became more proficient I was able to engage in more conversations with…

New Book: Andreas Stepanavich

Wolfenden is pleased to announce the newest edition to the Wolfenden library: Andreas Stepanavich by Harold Stephens This book is the story about the men and women of a forgotten generation. The semi fictional novel tells the story of one man who sets out to make something of himself in the early part of the…