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Outspoken AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Has Passed Away at 84

Kramer was famous—and infamous—for his larger-than-life tactics.

By Catherine Phelan

The Secret Feud That Made the Chrysler Building the World's Tallest

On May 26, 1930, the Chrysler Building officially opened, becoming the world's tallest building.

By Catherine Phelan

Grant and Twain: How Two American Icons Relived the War in Literature

The Confederate deserter and the victorious Union general shared their reminisces with each other and the country.

By John Tuttle

5 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About the Pony Express

This short-lived service has maintained a large presence in our historical imagination.

By Jessica Manfre, We Are the Mighty

The Best Books About Thomas Jefferson

These biographies and history books shed new light on a larger-than-life legacy.

By Orrin Grey

What Happened to the German Mercenaries Who Fought Against the American Revolution?

These hired fighters didn't just disappear—but what happened to them may surprise you.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

4 Union Generals That Were Better Than the Famous Ones

These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

This Former Slave Became The First African American West Point Grad

Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Donner Party

The specter of cannibalism overshadows many other fascinating facts about the emigrants.

By Dave Adams

19 Facts About Black History That You Might Not Know

Celebrate the African American men and women who made history.

By Audrey Webster & Kelsey McConnell

Valley Forge: The Bootcamp That Turned Around the American Revolution

The Continental Army rose from winter devastation to become a force to be reckoned with.

By Kelsey McConnell

Business Adventures: An Intimate Glimpse Into Corporate America

The timeless classic is Bill Gates’s favorite business book of all time.

By MacKenzie Stuart

Revolutionary War Battles: The Key Conflicts

Join the scene of the Revolutionary War's most important battles, from embarrassing defeats to shocking underdog victories.

By Robert Walsh

This Is Why Washington Wasn't Relentlessly Attacked By The Confederates

Natural barricades, manmade obstacles, and heavy reinforcements kept the capital safe.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Alvin York Was One of WWI’s Most Decorated Soldiers

This man went from an unwilling, pacifist draftee to Sergeant York, military hero and legend.

By Catherine Phelan

Day of Infamy: Inside the Destruction of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor

Historian Walter Lord recounts the bombing of major U.S. battleships and the heroics of the men on board.

By Olivia Mason & Kelsey McConnell

American Traitors: The Best Friends Who Sold Secrets to Soviet Russia

Meet two hard-partying geniuses that became Cold War operatives.

By Olivia Mason

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