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Resiliency Post-WWI: Mrs. Oswald Chambers (Part III)

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Biddy Chambers demonstrated even more resiliency after Oswald Chamber’s unexpected death in 1917. Left penniless with a four year-old in the middle of a YMCA camp in Egypt, Biddy had a choice. She could fall apart, or she could accept her circumstances and move forward. The YMCA leadership in Egypt asked her to stay on […]

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Historical Novels as a Research Tool

Is it legitimate to use historical novels as a research tool? The infamous “They” once said, “if you want to learn what happened, read history books; if you want to know how people lived through it, read historical novels.” Since even Google can’t tell me who “They” is, I’m going to add another caveat. “If you’re […]

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