There’s no way around it; history has been shaped by the outcome of innumerable wars and battles fought over everything from religion to territorial disputes to outright revenge over a perceived injustice. Learning about these conflicts is vital to understanding the world we live in today.
Our military coverage spans the ancient world through the Cold War. Discover epic medieval clashes, or fierce battles that caused entire ancient civilizations to crumble. Examine the political intricacies of sprawling conflicts like the Seven Years’ War or the War of Spanish Succession. Explore the devastation of the World Wars, or the fresh conflicts they left in their wake.
There’s also the fascinating evolution of weapons from the Stone Age through the nuclear arms race, as well as the changing military theories and strategies (or lack thereof) powering key decisions. Or you can discover a unique study of how contagious diseases have impacted the outcome of every war in America’s history, from skirmishes with Native Americans to 20th-century biological warfare.
True stories about the people who fought these conflicts put a human face to the cost of war. You can learn about the Soviet Union’s Night Witches (an all-female regiment of fighter pilots), discover the Mapuche people’s centuries-long military resistance against the Spanish conquistadors, or read war books written by those who were actually there. Whatever draws you into military history, we’re exploring every angle of the conflicts that caused empires to rise and fall, reshaping our world in the process.
The holiday spirit brought a ceasefire to the trenches.
Read up on the surprise military strike that catapulted America into WWII.
By Grace Felder
These conflicts were fought in hellish conditions.
By Team Mighty
This light cavalry regiment spearheaded the Normandy landings and the Allied invasion of Germany.
We're giving away 7 essential James Holland books—including his latest release.
From early settlers to 20th-century biological warfare.
We’re honoring America’s heroes with books that reveal what it's like to be in war.
Dissecting the tactics that have shaped some of the world's most famous conflicts.
He was the first Black man to hold the position, amid a long and impactful career as a soldier and statesman.
The history of weaponry comes to life.
The Allies went from a panicked retreat to a surprising triumph.
Helen Duncan claimed she had learned classified military information through her psychic powers.
By Team Mighty
In the wake of Joseph L. Galloway’s death, we’re revisiting his iconic book on the conflict, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young.
This combined unit is the most decorated for its size in U.S. military history.
By Malia Ogawa
The French fleet posed a difficult problem for British officials.
By Robert Walsh
Wars are never fought fair and square.