American Frontier

The American Frontier Lives on Through the Western

Through the literature of the Old West and the American frontier the traditions live on. This realistic fiction brings the Old West vividly to life.

CBS War Correspondent Bill Downs

A War Correspondent Bleeds Ink, not Blood. Most of the Time.

What makes a war correspondent risk his or her life to report the truth about wars? What is their mission and why do we need outsiders to look at the battlefield from the inside?

Books That Make You Think

Books That Make You Think

Discover 10 books that will make you think, all recommended by bestselling authors.

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Escape the Pandemic!

Scouts get whisked away while completing their Reading merit badge.

Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman: The Devil’s Rescue?

Did the Flying Dutchman exist? Discover when and where the legend started and how this ghost pirate ship is still lingering in mainstream media.

Book Club

Book Club Books: Recommendations and Discussion Questions

Discover unique and diverse book club books with discussion questions that will stimulate the conversation.

Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation and The Golden Age of Flight

Women have always played an important role in aviation—there have been courageous female pilots from the Golden Age of flight to those going to space.

L. Ron Hubbard fiction books on table

L. Ron Hubbard Fiction: Order of Books

Is there a recommendation of which L. Ron Hubbard fiction book to begin with? Is there a recommended order of books to read?

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The Golden Age of Piracy

How did pirates handle gender/racial equality and fair and legal justice in the Golden Age of Piracy? Could pirates read or write? Were they artists?

Pirate ship

What Did Pirates Eat?

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated on September 19th. People around the world will be celebrating with friends and family—dressing in a pirate costume, using pirate quotes and words, and making a pirate’s den out of their home. So, what do you serve to your friends who stop by for pirate food and a pint of grog?