Living Under Hitler’s Roof: The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, reviewed

Right after World War I ended, when people were still recovering, Pierrot Fischer, who was German and French, was thrown into a new unexpected life situation which left him at odds with his family. His father had died when Pierrot was four, so when his mother died, he was sent to an orphanage. From there…
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It’s Coast Guard Day!

August 4th is the day to celebrate that least-appreciated branch of the United States Armed Service. Originally the Revenue Marines, the Guard was established by Alexander Hamilton (you can’t escape him!) in 1790. The then-called Revenue Cutter Service merged with the Life-Saving Service in 1915 to become the United States Coast Guard. And they’ve been...well, guarding the Coast...ever…
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