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Modern History Stories

So much has happened in the past decade alone, but what got us here? Humanity has evolved in so many ways in the modern era. From the Industrial Revolution to the invention of the iPhone, from the Space Race to SpaceX, from last century's influenza pandemic to Covid-19, there’s a lot to cover. These stories attempt to recount how we’ve gotten to where we are and the rapid change that took place within the last few centuries.

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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.

A Research Team Has Found the Endurance Shipwreck

106 years after it sank in the Antarctic, the historic ship has been located.

12 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

The Hollywood Blacklist Rocked the Entertainment Industry

This Cold War era initiative ostensibly targeted communists.

4 Books to Help You Understand the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Go deeper into the historical and political reasons for Russia's invasion.

A Strange and Sticky Tragedy: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Over a century ago, a Boston neighborhood was struck by a most unusual disaster.

10 Enlightening Books About Leadership

Lessons from the greatest minds in history.

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Let's delve into the meaning behind this month-long observance.

Behind the Crown: 15 First-Class Books About Royalty

Mad for the monarchy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the great royals of the past.

11 Binge-Worthy Podcasts About Fraud

You will not believe the fraudacity of some people.

6 Moments in Sports History That Went Beyond the Game

Unforgettable instances in which sports changed the world.