Why So Many Women Are Drawn to an Iconic World War II Series

On a frosty December evening in 2019, I was celebrating my 50th birthday in the traditional custom — dining alone at a pizzeria in rural Belgium. I was in the town of Bastogne, joining tens of thousands of others from across Europe and North America to honor the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in the Battle of the Bulge. A couple was seated next to me, and after spotting the battlefield maps splashed across my table, introduced themselves. They were visiting from the Netherlands, and when…

This article was first published in 2012.

Aaron Rodgers has been slighted. Again.

Now in his eight year as a Green Bay Packer, we have learned much about Rodgers the quarterback, but relatively little about Rodgers the person.

During his three years as Brett Favre’s understudy, Rodgers stayed mostly in the shadows, a stranger to most Packer fans. We knew he was from California, and assumed he had fallen so far in the draft because 31 personnel directors were skeptical of his potential. …

This Memorial Day will mark 75 years since World War II entered its most pivotal phase. On this day, in 1944, as Allied forces were preparing to invade Normandy and push millions of German soldiers back across Europe, American Marines and soldiers were locked into a ferocious campaign against the Japanese, storming the beaches of one blood-soaked island after another.

The devastation and brutality of that war, and the astounding scale of human loss, has been well-documented in literature and film. We rightly pay tribute every Memorial Day to all who have worn the uniform, conveying our boundless gratitude to…

Andy Kutler

Award-winning author and writer from Arlington, Virginia.

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