The brilliance of Bach

by Bill Federer -- Johann Sebastian Bach was born March 21, 1685. By age 10, both his parents had died. At 18, Bach was a Lutheran church organist, then held positions in more…

Battles which changed world history

by Bill Federer -- News arrived in Europe in 1571 that Muslim Ottoman Turks, under the command of Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha, surrounded the Christians in Famagusta, Cyprus. They promised the defenders more…

Johnny Appleseed: The legend lives on

by Bill Federer -- Seventy years old, he visited his friend William Worth one evening, ate some milk and bread, read out loud from the Bible, laid down on the floor to more…