This Week in History: The Battle Of Marathon

This week saw the Battle of Marathon commence, where Persian forces representing the world’s most powerful empire were beaten by a small, splintered group of Greeks in 490 BC. Athens had earlier supported the city of Ionia in their effort to overthrow the Persians. When the Ionians were eventually crushed, Persia’s King Darius vowed to […]


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The King of the Pacific

At a time when empires ruled the world, David O’Keefe created the most successful trading company in the Pacific with little more than a sharp business mind and a willingness to win the trust of those he worked with. Oh, and the exploitation of centuries-old stone coins.

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