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10 Must-Read Cold War Books

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, look back at the conflict that defined a generation.

How America’s First Domestic Tax Almost Ended the Nation

Just 15 years after the Declaration of Independence, a federal tax was the foment of the Whiskey Rebellion.

13 Remarkable Books About the Great Depression

Fascinating stories of courage, corruption, and change emerged from the darkest period of the 20th century.

10 Fascinating Ghost Towns Around the World You Can Visit

Decaying buildings, sand-swept streets, and a sense of suspended time make these towns well worth a visit.

10 Epic Medieval Battles That Shaped History and the World's Borders

Medieval battle was a bloody, vicious business. These battles changed the course of history.

11 Movies That Actually Get History (Mostly) Right

These compelling films know their facts.

11 Eeriest Unsolved Mysteries of World War II

Ghost trains, unexplained aerial phenomena, and disappeared men still haunt World War II scholars.

7 Infamous Hoaxes That Fooled the World

What’s better than a true story? A story that’s too good to be true.

The Mystery of the Vanishing Amber Room

The Eighth Wonder of the World disappeared without a trace.

13 Epic Battles That Changed the World

These momentous clashes toppled empires, ended conflicts, and changed history.

Lost City of Z: The Mysterious Disappearance of Percy Fawcett

The explorer's disappearance continues to fascinate.

6 Famous Explorers Who Vanished from the Face of the Earth

They set off into uncharted territory and were never seen again.

10 Most Famous Historical Solar Eclipses

Total solar eclipses are a rare and auspicious event.

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