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  • Wedman's Time In The Po Valley
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    Thought there have been movies and documentaries made about the events of World War II the story of the common man has been underrepresented. Movies like Pearl Harbor glamorize the hero and his epic love story. Untold are the graphic accounts and emotional stresses that were experienced by the common soldier. Henry Wedman was born December 10th 1922, in the small town of Arkansas City, Kansas. Spending most of his time working on the family farm he barely had time for school let alone time to pu...
  • Escher Left Italy In 1935
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    The Dutch artist Maur its C. Escher (1898-1972) was a draftsman, book illustrator, tapestry designer, and muralist, but his primary work was as a printmaker. Born in Leeuwarden, Holland, the son of a civil engineer, Escher spent most of his childhood in Arnhem. Aspiring to be an architect, Escher enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Harlem. While studying there from 1919 to 1922, his emphasis shifted from architecture to drawing and printmaking upon the encouragement of...
  • First Print By M.C. Escher
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    M.C. Escher was a Dutch graphic artist, most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating geometric patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting and lithography. M.C. Escher was born June 1898 and died March 1972. His work continues to fascinate both young and old across a broad spectrum of interests. M.C. Escher was a man studied and greatly appreciated by respected mathematicians, scientists and crystallographers yet he had no formal training in m...
  • Italy
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    It never ceases to amaze me how anything ever gets accomplished in Italy. Italians and Europeans in general definitely lead a more laid back lifestyle than us here in America. Being fortunate enough to have traveled to Italy numerous times, I've experienced this first hand. "If you " re late, you " re late", this is the attitude in Italy. Time does not seem to be important there. For example, my cousins and I had plans take a boat to Sicily one day. The boat was to depart at 9: 00 am. "We " re n...
  • Germany And Italy
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    I stared into the faces of the crowd; they looked enraged and vengeful. I guess I had part expected this I knew I had upset a lot of people in my lifetime, and expected this day to come but maybe not quite so soon. The angry mob was getting closer and as it got closer I realized I was the one who had brought my rapid death upon my lady companion and me. As they drew to mere feet away I thought back on what events had brought me here: I didn't have that strange of an upbringing I was born into lo...
  • Mafia In Sicily
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    It exists. You probably won? t see it if you visit Sicily. You probably won? t see any of its effects, either, unless you look very closely. But considering it's profound influence on Sicilian life, no twentieth-century history book on Sicily would be accurate without mentioning the most famous Sicilian fraternity.? The word? Mafia? was formally recorded by the prefect of Palermo in 1865, after the unification of Italy (57 Robb).? It wasn? t until 1982 that it was added to the Italian penal code...

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