The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Wells, Herbert George. (1898, 2013).The War of the Worlds. Wilder Publications; United States.¬† This tale, one of the most commented-on works in the world of science fiction, takes place in what readers typically imagine to be a safe, relaxed setting – Surrey, Essex, and London – with an unnamed protagonist and his brother (Wikipedia article)….

Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings?

I recently queried Google with this question: “Why is horse racing called the¬†Sport of Kings?” As with all of my questions, the search engine coughed up a treasure-trove of possible responses within mere milliseconds. Wikipedia tells me that “Thoroughbred racing was, and is, popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, earning it the…