Paul Fahrenheidt

Introduction Today is July 2nd, 2022. One-hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, John Bell Hood charged up the slopes of Little Round Top at the cost of his left arm, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain charged down the slopes of the same at the cost of a Dixie free and independent, and an America that resembled …

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America, thou hast it better  Than our ancient hemisphere;  Thou hast no falling castles,  Nor basalt, as here. – Goethe Most of my life has been spent in the space of country between the Mason-Dixon Line and the Roanoke River, which I always considered the true border between the Old Dominion and the Tar Heels. …

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Introduction The Jacobites are one of those historical movements that inspire deep feelings in most who write about them, even some three centuries after they vanished from this world. No study of the 1688-1745 period of England can be performed without at least a cursory glance at the Jacobite movement. Yet the Jacobite movement has …

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Introduction I would like to preface this piece with the admission that the genre of, “The South is Dead,” is a well-established and deeply explored topic of non-fiction within Southern literature. Like an analysis of Shakespeare’s plays, the topic will tell the reader more about himself and the writer than the actual topic in question. …

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I When a man reaches old age, he’s presented with a set of problems he has never before had to endure. How can he perform great feats when his body fails him? How can he speak his mind when his breath fails his voice and his thoughts are cloaked in a dimming spirit? His very …

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Hell came to Oklahoma thirty-two minutes after the commencement of WARDAY. The steel spires of Oklahoma City standing tall atop the plains turned to a glass bowl in about fifteen seconds after three warheads detonated like dying suns. The entire state government was vaporized in an instant.  Approximately forty-five seconds later, a single warhead struck …

The Last Patrol Read More »