Priscilla Hart

Priscilla Hart is an award-winning journalist and trained historian interested in global history, international relations, the environment, human geography, and the history of the modern world. New York Times best-selling author Rick Shenkman (Presidential AmbitionPolitical Animals, and Legend Lies, and Cherished Myths of World History) has described her writing as “splendid and erudite.”

Hart worked for eight years in Rome, Italy, where she wrote for the International Edition of the Christian Science Monitor (a staple in international diplomatic circlesand The International Courier. For seven years she worked in global news and magazine editing. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, History News Network, and electronic media internationally. She has been cited in the India Times, Asia Online, Sri Lankan News, Cultural Diplomacy News, and UK media. She won a National Press Award for an article on AIDS in Zimbabwe from the National Catholic Press Association. She is the recipient of numerous poetry awards. She was educated at Harvard College where she was received the Mark DeWolfe Howe Award, and Yale University. 

Hart traveled across West Africa where a herdsman in Niger offered to marry her off for several hundred head of cattle. She drove through former East bloc countries when Soviet Russia still recruited “minders” to follow foreigners in their cars. She climbed Mount Masada in Israel overlooking the Dead Sea to witness where Jews resisted the Roman imperial army in 73 A.D. before carrying out their suicide pact. She is grateful to her kindergarten teacher Ms. Brown who never tired of reading to her class of five-year-olds sitting on their schoolroom blankets. She is also grateful for the blessing of being a speck in the universe with a consciousness, having experienced joy, beauty and mystery in a human form containing elements dating from the aftermath of the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago

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Reinventing Our New Year’s Resolutions – There’s Still Time

by Priscilla Hart
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The Special Way New Year’s Food Traditions Bind Us Together and Fortify Us For the Days Ahead

by Priscilla Hart
The angel Clarence Oddbody saves George Bailey in "It's A Wonderful Life"
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How Our Favorite Holiday Movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” Was Born and What It Means For Us Today

by Priscilla Hart
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“First Lady of the World” – How Eleanor Roosevelt Changed The Course of History and Gave Us “Human Rights”

by Priscilla Hart
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The Iroquois Thanksgiving Address Is More Relevant Today Than It Has Ever Been

by Priscilla Hart
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My Indian Sister Rajeshwari – Love Song To A Friend

by Priscilla Hart
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“Mindflight” in the Age of the Coronavirus

by Priscilla Hart
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Biophilia, Our Mental Health, and the Survival of Our Species

by Priscilla Hart
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The “Lungs of the Earth” – Can We Save Trees So They Can Save Us?

by Priscilla Hart
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Finding Beauty In Desolation

by Priscilla Hart
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By The Grace of Trees

by Priscilla Hart
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How the “Mother of Modern Physics” Became One of Our Greatest “First Responders” — Madame Curie on the Frontlines

by Priscilla Hart
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The Enduring Meditations of Emperor Marcus Aurelius — Why They Matter In the 21st Century

by Priscilla Hart
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A Death By Fire, Grief, and the New Science of Near Death Experiences

by Priscilla Hart
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The Magic of Birdsong: Finding Peace In the Midst of a Pandemic

by Priscilla Hart
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