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The World 70 Years Ago
Today we look back at the world 70 years ago: war, peace, fashion, and art. BURMA—Mingladon Air Field, near Rangoon. The Flying Tigers, a group of American volunteers trained by Col. Claire Chennault in China, flew Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter planes to defend Burma against Japanese invaders, 1942.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
Join the Fray
If you're too close to events, you lose perspective. It is not easy to be fair with the facts and keep your own convictions out of the picture. It is almost impossible to be both a participant in the events and their observer, witness, interpreter.