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  • Originally published 08/20/2013

    Duke military historian I.B. Holley dies at 94

    Longtime history professor I.B. Holley, who spent more than six decades on the Duke campus, died last week.  He was 94.One of the nation's leading military historians, Holley remained active in the classroom and in research even following his retirement in 1989. He still frequented Duke University Libraries and, until recently, still taught in the freshman seminar program, according to department chair John Martin. In 2008, at age 89, he published "The Highway Revolution, 1895-1925: How the United States Got Out of the Mud."...