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Teddy the ‘cyclone’

Biography | The youthful energy of a Biblically informed Theodore Roosevelt, Part 1
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/01/19, 08:38 am

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky continues his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. In April and May, we studied Grover Cleveland.

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Debating disaster

History | Touristy Lisbon sits on the ruins left by the earthquake that killed up to 40,000 residents and cost Portugal in 1755 half of its gross national product. But the biggest change was religious
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/20/19, 12:38 am

Sixth (and last) in a series on changing cities

In March 31, 1755, the curtain rose for the first time at Lisbon’s Casa da Opera, said to surpass “in magnitude and decorations all that modern times can boast,” with spectators gaping at “the richness of the house and all the gilded decorations.” Its stage was 180 feet long, twice the length of a modern NBA basketball court. King José had assembled “the greatest singers then existing”: Domenico Luciani, Giuseppi Morelli, Gaetano Majorano, and more. 

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Trying to ‘do right’

Biography | Grover Cleveland’s efforts to show integrity in stewarding the country’s resources, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/04/19, 05:39 pm

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky continues his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. In April, we presented Part 1 on the life of Grover Cleveland. Here’s the concluding second part.

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