The Barnes Review, January/February 2016

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Volume XXII, Number I


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WHAT REALLY CAUSED THE CHICAGO FIRE?

By Marc Roland. One of the greatest tragedies in American history occurred on Oct. 8, 1871, when vast swaths of Chicago burned to the ground. But it was not the worst fire in U.S. history. In fact, the events in Chicago overshadowed a series of wide-ranging conflagrations that struck the Wisconsin-Michigan-Illinois area that very same day. Is it possible Mrs. O’Leary’s cow started them all—or was there some other powerful force of nature at work?

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    September_October_2015_CoversThe Barnes Review, January/February 2016: What Really Caused the Chicago Fire?

    Volume XXII, Number I


     Table of Contents

    WHAT REALLY CAUSED THE CHICAGO FIRE?

    By Marc Roland. One of the greatest tragedies in American history occurred on Oct. 8, 1871, when vast swaths of Chicago burned to the ground. But it was not the worst fire in U.S. history. In fact, the events in Chicago overshadowed a series of wide-ranging conflagrations that struck the Wisconsin-Michigan-Illinois area that very same day. Is it possible Mrs. O’Leary’s cow started them all—or was there some other powerful force of nature at work?

    EPIC VOYAGE OF THE CSS SHENANDOAH

    By John Tiffany. Much of the history of the “Civil” War is concentrated on the bloody land battles between North and South, with little attention paid to the naval clashes. But they were equally as important—and raged across the globe. Here is the story of the Confederate raiding ship that single-handedly all but ruined the lucrative Northern whaling industry.

    THE ROOSEVELTS’ SOVIET COMMUNES

    By Philip Rife. By now, most TBR readers know that Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband Franklin were rabid socialists. Worse, there were multiple traitors in FDR’s cabinet who routinely passed on secret in-formation to Josef Stalin. But few people we’ve talked to know that the Roosevelts went so far as to set up Soviet-style communes in America in an attempt to prove that communism would work here.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S CIA PROBLEM

    By Daniel W. Michaels. In case you missed it, Lee Harvey Oswald was not the “lone” gunman who shot President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. In fact, as many researchers have shown, elements of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were most certainly involved. But exactly why would the CIA want to assassinate this particular president?

    ANCIENT WHITES ACROSS THE WORLD

    By Robert F. Storm. TBR has covered in many articles the fact that White people were far more advanced far earlier than previously acknowledged by the mainstream. In this piece, author Patrick Montgomery shows just how far the legends of White culture gods extend around the globe.

    THE FRANKS: FEUDAL OR FREE?

    By Ronald L. Ray. When did the Germans really become German? Author Ronald Ray has been exploring for the real roots of the German people in several recent editions of THE BARNES REVIEW. In this issue, he tells us about the emergence of the Franks and how this confederation of pagan tribes ascended to power, accepted Christianity and became synonymous with the word “European.”

    ROBERT MUGABE: THE ETERNAL TYRANT

    By Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst. In this short piece, the author describes the current situation in Zimbabwe, which was once the breadbasket of Africa, but is now a non-functional Fourth-World state. Also included is a photo spread of the president’s palace—a Versailles-like dwelling in stark contrast to the cesspool of a nation he forces his citizens to live in.

    UPDATE ON URSULA HAVERBECK

    By John Tiffany. Here’s an update on the ongoing saga of gutsy octogenarian Ursula Haverbeck, whose out-spoken stance on WWII history and the holocaust has gotten her a 10-month jail sentence in Germany.

    ONLY 25,000 DIED AT DRESDEN?

    By John Wear. On Feb. 13-14, 1945, the Allies unleashed an attack upon the defenseless sanctuary city of Dresden, Germany, eradicating vast portions of it and burning to death untold numbers of German civilians. How many? According to the Dresden Commission of Historians, the likely death toll in Dresden was “no more than 25,000.” Here, TBR puts the commission’s statement to the test.

    IVAN THE TERRIBLE WASN’T SO TERRIBLE

    By Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson. Ivan IV of Russia has been slandered by historians as a mass murderer and unbridled psychopath since the day his reign began. But what is the truth about this enlightened Russian ruler?

    WHITE HERITAGE BEHIND BARS

    By Ronald L. Ray. Here at TBR, we get a lot of letters from prisoners who are—despite their incarceration—trying to instill White pride in their fellow inmates.

    Also featured in this issue:

    Personal from the Editor • TBR Editorial: A Titan passes • Who was Ignatius Donnelly?  • Timothy Leary and the CIA • Israel’s man in the CIA • Mugabe’s “White House” • History You May Have Missed • Letters to the Editor

    8.5”×11”, saddle stitched, 64 pp., b/w illustrations