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Sarah Mangiola

Originally from California, Sarah has been writing and editing professionally since moving to New York after college. You can often find her obsessing over anything old and classic—especially when the cover requires some dusting off. Her favorite books include the entire Harry Potter series, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, and A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

The 11 Best Autobiographies To Change Your View of History

These unbelievable stories stretch beyond the pages of your average history book.

Triumphs and Tribulations: 7 Books About Military Intelligence

Exploring the ways in which military intelligence has prevailed…and failed. 

FBI Surveillance: Why the Bureau Investigated Famous Writers

James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and other writers were investigated for everything from sympathy towards the Cuban Revolution to Communist Party ties. 

Escape from Holzminden: The Greatest POW Camp Break of WWI

Neal Bascomb tells the Allied pilots’ little-known story in his new book, The Escape Artists.

Fly Girls: The Daring Women Who Competed in Airplane Races During the Early 1900s 

Amelia Earhart, Ruth Elder, and Louise Thaden were among the incredible women who fought for a chance to race against men…and won. 

8 Books About the History of Space Exploration 

The triumphant, the tragic, and everything in between. 

The Night Robert F. Kennedy Died 

The year 1968 was marked by turbulence in America. 

Battle of Ia Drang: The United States Army’s Brutal Entry into the Vietnam War 

The 1965 battle marked the first major conflict between the United States Army and the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War.

The Unbelievable Lives of Pilots Jessie Miller and Bill Lancaster

The pair’s spectacular accomplishments and whirlwind romance will forever be marked by a shocking scandal.

The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

Anthony Summers’ book, Goddess, sheds light on this starlet’s short-lived time in the spotlight. 

True Grit: The Real “Rooster” Cogburn

John Franklin Cogburn’s great-grandson recounts the life of the man who inspired True Grit's "Rooster." 

Constance: The Untold Story of Oscar Wilde’s Wife

Though a popular children’s author and activist, Mrs. Wilde’s life eventually became one marked by scandal. 

"I've Been to the Mountaintop": Revisiting the 1968 Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Gerald Posner examines that fateful day and the man responsible for King's murder in Killing the Dream.

Miracle at Dunkirk: 8 Things the Film Didn’t Tell You

Christopher Nolan’s latest action-drama is stunning; but there’s more to the story than survival.

8 Books to Read for Black History Month

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

The Guadalcanal Battle: An Eyewitness Account of One of the Most Pivotal Offensives of World War II

Combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis recounts what he saw when the Allies invaded the island of Guadalcanal in 1942.

Fidel Castro, the CIA, and John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

It’s been 54 years since the assassination of JFK, and the mystery surrounding his death still haunts us.

A Soldier’s Story: 7 War Books Told by Those Who Were There

We’re honoring America’s heroes with books that reveal what it's like to be in war.

7 Books to Read After Watching Thank You for Your Service

The new film, based on the book of the same name by Daniel Finkel, highlights the realities of soldiers returning home from war with PTSD.

Marita Lorenz: The Spy Who Loved Castro…and Almost Assassinated Him

In 1960, U.S. operatives recruited Lorenz to kill the communist party leader—but she couldn’t do it.

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