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Novel Update – May 2022

The Hole in Philadelphia is an active project. I still plan to publish by April of next year and release a sample this October at the latest. That’s the update. Read on for an anecdote. Most of the novel’s plot occurs in Philadelphia in the early 20th century, but I recently decided that some historic … Continue reading Novel Update – May 2022

History Trivia #1: The Caning of Sumner was a Class Insult and Old Pistol Ammo was Confusing

Source: http://what-when-how.com/martial-arts/dueling-martial-arts/ During an internet trawl, I found the above website about dueling customs. It is worth a read in it’s entirety, but I wanted to discuss a few details in depth. Note: the source page had no bibliography, and I am not an expert, so consider all of this speculative until proven otherwise. The … Continue reading History Trivia #1: The Caning of Sumner was a Class Insult and Old Pistol Ammo was Confusing

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