Shakespeare vs. Bible: How 1 influenced the other

by Bill Federer -- Miguel de Cervantes influenced the Spanish language in the same way William Shakespeare influenced the English language. Miguel de Cervantes fought the Muslim Ottoman Turks at the Battle more…

What were Mark Twain's views on Islam?

by Bill Federer -- "Mark Twain," a river measurement meaning 12-feet-deep, was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Growing up on the Mississippi, Clemens left school at age 12 when his more…

What was so special about the Pilgrims?

by Bill Federer -- William Brewster is portrayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda holding an open Bible, in the painting "Embarkation of the Pilgrims." William Brewster is also portrayed in the Rotunda more…

The book that defined American English

by Bill Federer -- Noah Webster first published his American Dictionary of the English Language on April 14, 1828. In order to evaluate the etymology of words, he learned 26 languages, including more…