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Lessons from History
Lessons from History is a platform for writers who share ideas and inspirational stories from world history. The objective is to promote history on Medium and demonstrate the value of historical writing.
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Lessons from History is a platform for writers who share ideas and inspirational stories from world history. The objective is to promote history on Medium and demonstrate the value of historical writing. Contact the editor to submit your work. Please note that views expressed in the articles are the writers’ own, and not the editor’s. Articles by amateur historians should not be taken to be validated by the wider historical community.

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Daniel G. Jennings
Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.
Writers
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Steven Gambardella
I write about philosophy and its practical benefits for your life and work. Get in touch: stevengambardella [at] gmail [dot] com.
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Tobias Stone
Writing about politics, history, and society. An outsider's view on the USA, insider's view on the UK, and cautious optimist. www.tswriting.co @ts_writing
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Jamie Catherwood
The Finance History Guy. Follow me on Twitter for more lessons from financial history ( @Jfc_3_ )
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Dale M. Brumfield
Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 10 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.
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Jay Rush
Argumentative Brit and perpetual drinker of tea. Playwright/screenwriter. Holding steadfastly to the centre ground and nuance. Don’t feed me after midnight.
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Anthony Galli
Opinion Columnist, Freethinker, Idea Adventurist | www.AnthonyGalli.com
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Harry J. Stead
Writer from West Yorkshire, United Kingdom - harryjstead.co.uk
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Weird History
History is weird. A lot weirder than you think. Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2GRzK4L
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Nicol Valentin
Writer. Blogger. History lover who can’t stand boring facts. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Come visit at historyunfettered.com
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Linda Moran
Renaissance woman, teacher, fiber artist, lover of history and mathematics,and world citizen; my art journeys http://www.marbledmusings.com
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Erik Brown
Work out fanatic, martial artist, student, MBA, and connoisseur of useless information. CantWriteToSaveMyLife@yahoo.com
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Gert-Jan Dorenbos
Electrical energy and information technology professional. Interested in philosophy. Enjoys writing and loves reading if he is not out on his bicycle.
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Cleo Egnal
Fiction writer with a penchant for dreaming about the English countryside.
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Danny Cherry Jr.
25. NOLA. I love to write short stories and give my unsolicited opinions on writing, culture, life, history. twitter—> @BigEasyPress Novels coming soon!
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Benjamin Freeland
Writer. Teacher. Grammar cop. Distance runner. Historian in the wilderness.
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James Wares
The Stories of the Beating Stick
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Oussama Laouin
A Humble Seeker of Wisdom.
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Aaron Schnoor
Occasional Writer, Full-Time Student at Campbell University, and Editor at The Intelligence of Everything
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Petr Swedock
An unwieldy blend of the sacred and the profane uneasily co-existing in an increasingly compromised frame. Celebrating no-shave November since September 1989.
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Kesh Anand
An observer of history, politics, society, and the future
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Steve Russell
Steve Russell is enrolled Cherokee, a 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus of criminal justice, and (so far) a cancer survivor.
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Matthew Rettino
Speculative fiction writer and freelance proofreader based in Montreal, QC.
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Sam Nakahira
​I make comics about things that interest me: food, pop culture, comics, history, travel, and my observations about daily living. https://www.samnakahira
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Maziyar ID
Researcher and a Writer; Interested in Literature, Politics, History, and Philosophy | Contact: (+44) 7520660342 | Treat me a Coffee: Patreon.com/Maziyar
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Kemal Karataş
36, tech-support, keen on history and technology.
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Daniel G. Jennings
Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.
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Rob Williams
PhD Student at Ohio State in history. I know just enough to get me in trouble. robert.f.williams@protonmail.com Tweets at @RealBigWill
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Karthick Nambi
A vivid engineer with interest in history and technology
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Mathias Leopold Hoerlesberger
I write about services, history and philosophy — sometimes all at once. Service Designer at the Austrian Post. previously worked in Political Communications.
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Emmanuel Rosado
IG: emmanuelfr15 Writer 🤼‍♂️ http://lwos.life Neuroscience 🧠
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Lauren Reiff
writer of economics, psychology, and lots in between. forever in love with words — laurennreiff@gmail.com
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Nancy Bilyeau
Passionate about history, pop culture, the perfect bagel. Author of 5 historical novels. Latest book: ‘Dreamland’ www.nancybilyeau.com
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Josie Claxton
Josie Claxton is a freelance writer and graphic designer with a penchant for bad films and true crime. www.josephineclaxton.com
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Max Epstein
Student of history; author of modern noir thriller, ‘The Gods Who Walk Among Us.’ Practices the art of “fighting without fighting.”
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Lauren Marie
Budding historian, amateur writer, wine lover, feeder of cat, dogs, and husband.
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Joseph Dragovich
Freelance writer and historian.
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Jesus Najera
Owner @ SetDev.io & CryptoSpace (VR Blockexplorer) | Product Designer | Hobbyist Mathematician | VR Developer | MS in Finance @ UF
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FarawayFinder
A teenage blogger comes to the scene with her book, her journaling instincts, and some integrity. Outside of work? She’s a piano geek chasing her diploma.
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Simone Silvestroni
New concept album OUT NOW. 30 years after the Berlin Wall, “After 1989” is a real-life tale of imprisonment & liberty. https://minutestomidnight.co.uk
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Will Staton
Career Educator. Aspiring Novelist. Author of “Through Fire and Flame: Into the New Inferno.”
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Brian Scott MacKenzie
History, politics, education, music, sports, culture
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Steve Jones
Writer, editor, photographer, historian, Ph.D. & irreverent academic.
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World History Facts
Illuminating forgotten corners of history and using them to think about the present. Shorter entries at www.worldhistoryfacts.com
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Paulo da Silva
Loving Dad. Mostly mediocre. Totally not famous. Writes for a living. https://uk.authorpaulo.com
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Sandeep Nair
Freelance writer. Branding consultant. Marketer with delusions of humour. www.domesticatedkid.com
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Don Cross
Husband, computer programmer, yoga teacher, cat servant. https://github.com/cosinekitty
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Peter Burns
Peter is extremely curious and wants to know how everything works. He blogs at Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).