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 shores of Dunkirk and the Korean countryside await...
Robert Smalls commandeered a ship, freed dozens of other slaves, and convinced President Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army.
Take your mind off the current world with riveting true accounts of history's most poignant moments.
Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught has continued her work long after her retirement.
History has proven the power of unchecked disease many times before.
Discover the essential account of the men who raised the flags during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Can you tell the difference between historical Japanese legend and creative fantasy fiction?
Greyhound, written by and starring Tom Hanks, is coming this June.
These books examine the burdens of battle, from the Revolutionary War to modern day Iraq.
A treasonous radio personality despised by US forces.
These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.
Individual collectives were able to organize themselves into a serious threat against the Vichy government and German forces.
Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.
Squirrel Week resulted in some 100,000 rodent casualties.
Although outnumbered five-to-one, this battalion held their ground and killed more than 4,000 opposing German soldiers.
An intercepted telegram provided a reason for President Wilson to join the effort.
Confederates and Union troops alike made flawed decisions with fatal consequences.
The Continental Army rose from winter devastation to become a force to be reckoned with.
His combative stance was the final stand of the Viking Age—and allowed the Norman invasion its foothold.
The statues were a sign of honor for their enemy and a symbol of the strength of the empire.