Remembering Legendary Sports Writer Roger Angell

The late author was known for his essays on baseball, reflections on aging, and so much more.

6 Fascinating Constitutional Crises Throughout History

These political challenges have questioned the legitimacy of various governments.

The Dead Man Who Duped Hitler: The Beyond Bizarre Tale of WWII’s Strangest Operation

Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.

Toussaint Louverture: Self-Freed Slave and Hero of the Haitian Revolution

In 1791, the people of Haiti rose up against their oppressors.

5 Overturned Supreme Court Cases That Changed History

Justices have reversed course numerous times throughout the years.

The Invention of the Guillotine and Its Role in the French Reign of Terror 

The execution device came to be known as a symbol of violent class warfare.

8 Eye-Opening Books About Modern History

These captivating reads explore rapid change and monumental shifts.

What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

Over 80 years later, the pilot's mysterious disappearance remains unsolved.

The Remarkable Life of Abba Kovner, the Holocaust Survivor Who Sought Revenge

He was one of the first to recognize the Nazis were committing genocide.

15 Books About Fascinating First Ladies

The new Showtime series The First Lady has piqued our interest in the lives of these remarkable women.

How Martha Gellhorn Became the Only Woman to Land on Normandy Beach

The accomplished war correspondent was determined to see the action.

12 Inspiring Books About POWs

These stories remind us that hope can triumph over anything.

6 Books Written by Holocaust Survivors 

Their reflections on the tragedy are indispensable.

The Conspiratorial Business Plot of 1933

This would-be coup aimed to overthrow FDR.