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.
Once one of America's most noted enemies, Fuchida converted to Christianity in later years and spent decades preaching across the United States.
By Robert Walsh
The beloved children’s book character was based on a real-life black bear cub.
World War II extended beyond Europe, northern Africa, and the Pacific Theater...
In October 1943, 300 Jewish prisoners escaped the heavily guarded walls of the Sobibor extermination camp.
By Kara Brand
These documentaries provide insight into the political and daily realities of war.
On October 12, 1915, Cavell was executed for her part in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape Belgium.
By Orrin Grey
Lord’s unique combination of historical insight and readability make him the perfect writer for historians of all backgrounds.
These less widely read World War II stories offer readers a meaningful and moving look into the global conflict.
By Kara Brand
Jeeps come by their rugged reputation honestly—after all, they were created to assist troops in WWII.
Oak Ridge, established in 1942, was a key production site of uranium during World War II that fed the labs in Los Alamos.
By Orrin Grey
John Burns showed his commitment to the United States—and its union—until his final days.
The men who were the Harlem Hellfighters were brave, courageous, and true.
Innovative design ensured the two worked together seamlessly.
During the Battle of Villers-Bocage, tanks went head-to-head.
The children's author's macabre sense of humor and appreciation of darkness were likely sharpened by his combat history.
Prepare for lift-off.