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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

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.

Illuminating Books About the History of Race in America

These enlightening books examine the history and sociology of race.

A Medieval Village Lost to the Tides of Times is Resurfacing

The 13th-century village Fabbriche di Careggine has been underwater since 1946.

The Battle of Belleau Wood was One of WWI's Most Important, Forgotten Battles

The US Marines’ greatest stand came in the final months of World War I.

Outspoken AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Has Passed Away at 84

Kramer was famous—and infamous—for his larger-than-life tactics.

The Secret Feud That Made the Chrysler Building the World's Tallest

On May 26, 1930, the Chrysler Building officially opened, becoming the world's tallest building.

After The Last Dance: Delve into the Definitive MJ Bio

One of sports’ greatest writers took on the G.O.A.T. in Playing for Keeps.

One War Ends, Another Soldiers On: V-E Day 75 Years Later

Continents continued to shift and war went on even as people around the world celebrated.

Roger Moorhouse Reveals Secrets of Everyday Objects in Nazi Germany

We sat down for an interview with the author of The History of the Third Reich in 100 Objects.