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“The Plot against America” by Philip Roth

I recently read The Plot against America by Philip Roth (2004), a gripping historical novel, a genre that I always enjoy for the challenging light that it sheds on both the past and a present that could have been marked … Continue reading

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Hoping Mr. Costello is inspired by Gen. Butler

I was happy to have a letter in the Daily Local News on 1/9/15. Ryan Costello, is the just-elected member of the US House of Representatives for PA district 6. Michael P. Rellahan’s article “Ryan Costello set to take seat … Continue reading

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Smedley Darlington Butler of West Chester

One of West Chester’s most famous natives, born and raised in the Borough, was Smedley Darlington Butler, descended from local Quakers on both sides and schooled by Quakers. Ironically, his fame is due to his military career. Short version: he … Continue reading

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