On December 26th, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson declared an emergency and took over the nations railroads for the duration of the war. Subsequently it took several acts of Congress to reverse and redress this action. Read the whole story by clicking here.
Brady Hill is a history teacher at the high school in Frontenac, a small city just north of Pittsburg in the old Kansas coal country. You can read about this by clicking here.
William and Elizabeth Smith Friedman were among the premier cryptoanalysts in the First World War. You can read more about them by clicking here.