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Catherine Phelan

Catherine is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. Running The Archive has given her a great excuse to keep reading any biography she can get her hands on. Catherine also runs Creepy Crate, a subscription box for the spooky at heart. When not watching horror movies or reading the latest N.K. Jemisin novel, you can find her in the stacks of the Housing Works bookstore or at the nearest park.

www.catherinephelan.com|@cathuhhrine

Travel to an Unexplored Moment in History with A Man at Arms

Steven Pressfield's latest historical novel investigates the years after the death of Jesus.

30 Biographies of Remarkable Women That You Need to Read

These fascinating biographies deserve a spot on your must-read list.

Explore the Dazzling History of Film With 9 Illuminating Books

Dive into the world of cinema, where art and technology meet.

16 Books to Read for Black History Month

From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.

16 Books About MLK That Reveal the Man Behind the Civil Rights Icon

Over 90 years after his birth, we look back on King's legacy with these vital reads.

2020’s Best Biographies Spanned Centuries and Explored Vital Figures

This year's finest biographies brought fresh insight to previously trodden lives and uncovered those that history has forgotten.

The Greatest History (and Beyond) Books for Dads of All Types

Dad's always gifted three copies of the latest history bestseller? Try these recommendations to find him something new.

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Ski Troops

From 1200 to 2020, soldiers in the Northern reaches of Europe have strapped on uniforms, guns ... and skis.

11 Absorbing Novels You'd Never Guess Were Historically Accurate

These historical fiction novels don't sacrifice accuracy for style or verve.

11 Riveting Books About Natural Disasters That Will Engross Readers

These gripping books detail the human cost of natural disasters across centuries.

These Gifts Will Make History at Your Next Holiday Gathering

Whether your holiday plans involve an inordinate number of Zooms or a carefully planned gathering, these history holiday presents won't be left in the dust.

Walter Lord is the Pop Historian All History Lovers Should Read

Lord’s unique combination of historical insight and readability make him the perfect writer for historians of all backgrounds.

11 Books Behind Great War Movies

From non-fiction accounts to novels, books have inspired some of the greatest war films ever made.

7 Fascinating Books About the Pilgrims, from Mayflower to Plymouth and Beyond

On September 16, 1620, the Pilgrims set sail from England... and ignited centuries of historical imagination.

On This Day: The American Flag Was Flown in Battle for the First Time

During a 1777 skirmish in Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware, General William Maxwell ordered the flag be raised.

Explore Centuries of Connection through the History of the USPS

Neither Snow Nor Rain shows how the constitutionally-created service stitches our vast culture together.

How a Movement Grows: 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

On its 100th anniversary, we revisit the coalitions built in search of women's suffrage, and the struggles that continued after the passing of the suffrage amendment.

The Extraordinary Life of Eugene Bullard, the First African American Military Pilot

After facing racism in America, Bullard made a home in France, where he became the first African American military pilot during World War I.