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Travel the world via historical sites that will occupy your mind, eyes, and body. From places frozen in the past like Chernobyl to those with history and present layered atop one another, you'll find new views here.

More Than a Scientist: The Lesser-Known Life of Sir Isaac Newton

Taking the post of Warden of His Majesty’s Mint in 17th-century London, Newton came face-to-face with seedy criminals. 

That Time Los Angeles Fought off an Imaginary Japanese Bombing Raid

They called it the "Battle of L.A." There was just one problem—the City of Angels wasn't under attack.

That Time a WWII Bomber Pilot Climbed Onto the Wing Mid-Flight to Save His Crew

His crew tied a rope around his chest and he made his way onto the wing to extinguish the blaze.

An Essential Voice from the Sixties: Remembering Richard N. Goodwin

The speechwriter and top presidential adviser was a driving political force during one of America's most turbulent eras. 

The 14 Most Beautiful Underground Caves Anyone Can Visit

Venture below the surface for our planet's most spectacular views.

Ruth Gruber: The Making of a Trailblazing Female Correspondent

In Ahead of Time, Gruber reflects on the early years of her career, including the assignment that took her back to 1930s Germany.

When Civil War Musicians Served as Battlefield Medics

The life of a Civil War regimental band member wasn't all treble clefs and drumsticks.

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. 

The Haunting Jungle Cemetery of Sandakan

Hidden in the lush coastal forests of Malaysia is a jungle cemetery with a haunting history.

True Grit: The Real “Rooster” Cogburn

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

The Korean War Serves as a Cautious Reminder for the Future

North and South Korea's recent agreement has us looking back at the past.

The Midnight Ride of Sybil Ludington

The sixteen-year-old raced through the night to warn fellow colonists of approaching British forces.

10 Books About the Kennedys

Get an inside look at the family America will never stop talking about.