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Julia Robinson, a pioneer among American women in mathematics, rose to prominence in a field where often she was the only woman. Julia Robinson was the first woman elected to the mathematical section of the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to become president of the American Mathematical…
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Conflict In Europe Part 2
One of the major turning points of the war major was the Soviet victory at Stalingrad in 1943. This was followed by the Allied victory in North Africa and the subsequent invasion of Sicily and Italy. The Russians would have another major victory at Kursk in July 1943, the beginning…
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When Things Get Tough
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Germany At War - 1941-1943
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Germany At War - 1918-1941
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Uncle Jack - The Manhattan Project and Beyond
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Eagles of Mercy - The Compelling Story of Two Airborne Medics
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