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One War Ends, Another Soldiers On: V-E Day 75 Years Later

Continents continued to shift and war went on even as people around the world celebrated.

By Catherine Phelan

Discover Leonardo da Vinci, Beyond the Paintings

The Renaissance painter was a virtuosic man whose wisdom was not limited by subject matter.

By Kelsey McConnell

How Dutch Intelligence Agents Fooled Communists For Almost 40 Years

A Dutch pro-China group was secretly filled with anti-communist agents for decades.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Vlad the Impaler: The Bloodthirsty Truth Behind Dracula’s Namesake

Vlad III Dracula's reign looks monstrously cruel to today's eyes, but he was revered by his people.

By Orrin Grey

Cut Through the Chaos with These 10 French Revolution Books

Get a handle on the decade of instability that changed France—and the world—for good.

By Orrin Grey

8 Essential Texts About Napoleon Bonaparte and the Napoleonic Wars

Dive into some of history's greatest battles and the life of one its most famous generals.

By Olivia Mason

Punk Rock and Politics Collide in 1970s East Germany

Punks destroyed their jeans, their shirts...and the power structures that surrounded them.

By Catherine Phelan

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.

By Orrin Grey

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