Author Archives: Bill Powers

Abandoned Industrial Sites of America

For many years, America stood as a beacon of industry. From the age of the Industrial Revolution to the mid …  

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World War II Ruins in Germany

Are you a World War II buff? If that’s the case, Germany has some of the most famous sites and …  

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World War II Ruins in France

For the history enthusiast, there’s nothing quite like the thrill you get when you visit an important historical spot in …  

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British Ruins of World War 2

As the deadliest and most destructive conflict the world has ever seen, World War II serves as a reminder of …  

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Liquefied Natural Gas Production and Export in the United States

When it comes to energy production and consumption, natural gas is on the rise. Compared to other carbon-based fuels like …  

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The History of Hydraulic Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing — otherwise known as “fracking” — is a mining and drilling technique that has garnered much attention in …  

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The History of John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller is widely considered one of the wealthiest people in American and human history, but how was he …  

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What is the Difference Between a Thriller Novel and a Mystery Novel?

Tucked in a darkened corner of the library, you scan the shelves for a good read. Late at night, your …  

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The Key Elements of a Suspense Story

Suspense is a popular genre of fiction writing for good reason. First, suspense is not just a genre, it is …  

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The Key Elements of a Psychological Thriller Novel

To create a truly thrilling psychological thriller takes a deft and creative mind. It is crucial for the reader to …  

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Private Railroad Travel in the United States

Although trains can sometimes be seen as a more antiquated form of travel, the fact is that millions of Americans …