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MacKenzie Stuart

MacKenzie got her bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, where she worked on a campus political journal. She’s been writing and editing ever since. When she’s not working her way through an ever-growing list of psychological thrillers, she spends her free time binging true crime podcasts, haphazardly learning to cook, and running along the Hudson River.

10 Books About Powerful Families

Their rise, their fall, and every scandalous detail in between. 

The Best Biographies of 2021

From first ladies to rock stars, these were the year's best releases.

The Sherwood Rangers Were the First British Troops to Invade Nazi Germany

This light cavalry regiment spearheaded the Normandy landings and the Allied invasion of Germany.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Has Died at Age 84

He was the first Black man to hold the position, amid a long and impactful career as a soldier and statesman.

An Interview with Leigh Russell, Author of Abigail of Venice

We discuss what it's like to write historical fiction, her interest in medieval Europe, and more.

Simon the Cat Won a Dickin Medal for His Royal Navy Service

This four-legged friend prowled the decks of the HMS Amethyst, where he was present for the Yangtze Incident.

14 Back-to-School Books That Will Inspire Readers of All Ages

These stories of overcoming challenges and prejudices will make any reader think fondly of their school days—past, present or future.

7 Essential Books About Afghanistan

As news about the Taliban continues to unfold, satisfy your curiosity about instability in the region.

13 Eye-Opening Books About the Mafia

Get an insider’s look at La Cosa Nostra.

10 Books About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Discover in-depth accounts of a conflict that’s been raging since World War II.

Bruce Sterling, Author of The Hacker Crackdown, Discusses Cyber Security in the 21st Century

Online crime is flourishing, with no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win Three Books by Bestselling Author and Historian Patrick K. O’Donnell

Including his latest book, The Indispensables—a gripping account of a heroic Revolutionary War regiment.

11 Revealing Revolutionary War Books

These riveting reads offer fresh insight into America's fight for independence.

A Secret Agent Infiltrates a 19th-Century Spy Network in Hold Fast

This new historical fiction novel is set during the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win a Swashbuckling Novel Set During the Napoleonic Wars

We’re giving away 10 copies of Hold Fast, a new historical fiction book.

8 Culinary History Books That You’ll Want to Savor

Get your fill of history with these eye-opening gastronomy books.

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win A Man at Arms by Steven Pressfield

This immersive new historical fiction novel explores the ancient world.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: New York City’s Deadliest Industrial Disaster

146 people lost their lives when the Asch Building went up in flames.