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Kelsey Christine McConnell

Dipping a toe into all forms of media, Kelsey Christine McConnell received her bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Production from San Diego State University, as well as an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. She got her start in the online editorial world by reviewing and analyzing the social impact of comic books. While an avid reader and writer in her downtime, she’s also a big movie buff and proud dog mom.

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The Best History Books of 2021

Illuminating tales of the past you won't want to miss.

Chaos Reigned During the 1814 Burning of Washington

The storming of the capital during the War of 1812 led to destruction.

8 Military Strategy Books That Analyze Warfare Across the Globe

Dissecting the tactics that have shaped some of the world's most famous conflicts.

The Controversial History of America's Company Towns

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The Allies went from a panicked retreat to a surprising triumph.

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One man's mutilation instigated a major conflict between Britain and Spain.

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8 Historical Female Rulers Who Challenged the Status Quo

These incredible women refused to wait on history's sidelines.

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Margaret Rhodes looks back at her life alongside the monarchy.

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History comes alive in these fascinating biopics.

These Recently Unearthed Coins May Have Solved a 17th-Century Mystery

Some unexpected treasure may have pinned down the whereabouts of notorious pirate Henry Every.

Grierson's Raid Was the Most Improbable Success of the Civil War

A clever Union colonel helped split the Confederacy in two.

30 Important Women in History You May Not Have Heard of

These women are vital to history. Discover why.

6 Best Chess Books That Shed Light on the Beloved Game

Great reads that'll help you see the whole board.