Category Archives: history

Book Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, by Michael Oren

Appointed by Bibi Netanyahu, historian Michael Oren served as Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. Born and raised in New Jersey, Oren moved to Israel in 1979 and served with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  He … Continue reading

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I recently realized that I don’t know enough about the Presidents of the United States of America, not the band, the actual Presidents. Can you suggest a few books on Presidential anecdotes or trivia?

Kudos to you for looking to broaden your knowledge on such an interesting subject! Many men over the last couple centuries have looked out the back porch of the White House and seen their own yard. Since they were all … Continue reading

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I’m interested to know when the Legacies Dallas History Conference will occur this year. What are the topics being covered?

The 18th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at The Hall of State, Fair Park between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The Dallas History & Archives Division … Continue reading

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I was recently eating some pizza and pondering ancient civilizations, when I realized I know very little about the actual guy who inspired the diminutive fictional guy on the pizza box. How might I learn more about Caesar?

Caius Julius Caesar (100 BCE – 44 BCE) is one of the most famous leaders of ancient times. Luckily, the Dallas Public Library has plenty of material to shed some light on this influential figure! The following are a few suggested … Continue reading

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I heard that the Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor of the Central Library recently re-opened after a renovation.  What’s new and different from when I visited a couple of years ago?

The Dallas History & Archives Division had a grand re-opening last month on Saturday, August 20, the result of an extensive renovation of the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  Not only does the new space have … Continue reading

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