Larry Gara’s Liberty Line, a Critical Assessment

Larry Gara's Liberty Line, published in 1961, is unquestionably the most influential book on the Underground Railroad of the last 50 years. Liberty Line, Its...

Eileen Welsome – The Plutonium Files

A remarkable book by Eileen Welsome on her investigation of U.S. radiation experiments on Americans during the Cold War period In 1987, Eileen Welsome, a...

Michelle Moran: Madame Tussaud

In Michelle Moran's latest novel, Marie Grosholtz, known to history as Madame Tussaud, experiences the unspeakable horrors of the French Revolution. Marie Grosholtz's uncanny ability...

Philip Curtin: The Image of Africa

During the late 18th and 19th centuries, an African image developed in Europe based on the reports of explorers and the biases of the...

Stephen Howe – Anticolonialism in British Politics

Stephen Howe's 1993 book studies the anticolonial movement in Britain following World War I and highlights the successes and failures of the movement. In Stephen...

Niall Ferguson – Empire – Review

Niall Ferguson argues that the British Empire was an overall good entity and today's modern world needs another nation to step up and be...

Reeva Spector Simon – Iraq Between the Two World Wars

Reeva Simon's 2004 book, "Iraq Between the Two World Wars," shows how Nazi Germany gained influence in Iraq and helped cultivate a militarist society. Reeva...

Vikings in America by Graeme Davis

The author of 'Vikings in America' claims that around 1,000 years ago, Vikings crossed the Atlantic and settled in America. Vikings in America is a...

When it Happened in Britain A Very Quick History

A tour through Britain's history, from Roman times to the present day, with accounts of monarchs, plagues, battles, and the fascinating characters of the...

Book Review: Banned in Boston, by Neil Miller

As American society began to undergo radical changes in the late 1800s, stalwarts of the old order joined in a crusade against immorality...

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Royal Marine Commandos in the Korean War

United Kingdom's elite Marines fought alongside their American and South Korean Marine brethren from 1950 to 1952. The Korean War, fought from 1950 to 1952,...

United States Military Reform Post Civil War

Between 1865 and 1900 the United States' Army and Navy changed in direct relation to the threats the nation faced. The reforms the United States...

Legend of Cyrus the Great of Persia’s Childhood: Story of the Founder of the...

Cyrus the Great was the founder of the most successful Persian Empire. The legend of his birth, however, is fascinating, and sets the stage...