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History Benjamin Franklin and Canada by Hon. William Renwick Ridde While Benjamin Franklin is of paramount importance to American history, he deserves a place in Canadian history as well. As deputy postmaster general for the British colonies, he established the Canadian post office in Halifax, started the mail service in Quebec and opposed Britain trading Canada for Guadeloupe as a settlement of the French and Indian War of 1760. Making Trouble for Muslims: A. Rawlinson’s Adventures in the Near East by Paul Rich Sir Alfred Rawlinson was a colonel in the British intelligence corps, he played a significant role in the Middle East. His capture, imprisonment, and unhappy deprivations at the hands of the Turks was in its time a celebrated incident. Treasures of London: P.H. Ditchfield’s London Survivals Peter Ditchfield (1854-1930) was a passionate historian of old England and wrote in this volume about the byways of London. The destruction of parts of the old city during World War II makes this a valuable source of architectural history. Original Cables from the Pearl Harbor Attack: David Hurlburt’s War Comes to the U.S. – Dec. 7, 1941 The Pearl Harbor attack was the subject of enormously interesting reports from reporters in the field. These were originally produced in a very limited circulation collection, which is here presented as original material for the study of one of history’s pivotal moments. The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers by Robert Henry Newell The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers highlights the sense of humor that was part of the literature of the Civil War in the United States. This work sheds light on the point of view the average American had about the Civil War, and the types of popular troupes, jokes and humor for the period. Homeopathy: B.F. Bittinger’s Historical Sketch of Washington’s Hahnemann Monument One of the more imposing monuments in Washington is not to a general or to a congressman but to a leader in the homeopathic movement. The monument is one of the capital’s most interesting, if controversial sights. 8