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My Lai: Report on a Massacre from Vietnam

It’s been nearly half a century since the Lt. William Calley led his troops into the hamlet of My Lai and wiped out the inhabitants. Few memories from Vietnam are as nightmarish for both sides. Guerilla Traveler Will Richardsson reports from the site of the massacre.    

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Hollywood and Vines: Francis Ford Coppola

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA – HOLLYWOOD & VINES by Harold von Kursk One of the most legendary figures in film history, Francis Ford Coppola was always willing to risk everything for the sake of his movies. Apocalypse Now nearly destroyed him personally and professionally while One From the Heart brought him close to financial ruin. Fortunately, in 1975 he chose to invest his earnings from his first two Oscar-winning Godfather movies to buy 1500 acres in…

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The World’s 7 Best Airlines

FLYING FIRST CLASS – THE WORLD’S SEVEN BEST AIRLINES ________________________________________________________________ by Harold von Kursk In the post-WWII era, long-haul flights and trans-Atlantic air travel captured the public imagination. Airlines prided themselves in treating passengers to the kind of relaxed and courteous service that made one feel like royalty (or at least like welcome guests). First Class cabins were conceived as elegant salons that could have served as sets on episodes of Mad Men where one…

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Ten Cars that Changed the World

      TEN CARS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD – FROM FERRARI TO THE FUSCA _____________________________________________________________________                                           by Harold von Kursk   Women may be the ultimate sex objects, but the car comes a close second when it comes to male obsessions. For the past century, the world’s leading auto makers have poured untold resources…

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