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Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Pirates but for a scrap of parchment, American privateers wreaked havoc on British shipping during the Revolution, contributing far more…

Book Review: ‘A War of Empires’ by Robert Lyman

a war oF empires Japan, India, Burma & Britain: 1941-45 By Robert Lyman. 560 pp. Osprey, 2021. $35. A cover…

Book Review: ‘Brothers in Arms’ by James Holland

brothers in arms One Legendary Tank Regiment’s Bloody War from D-Day to V-E Day  By James Holland. 592 pp. Atlantic…

The Age of Astonishment: John Morris in the Miracle Century — From the Civil War to the Cold War

This ingenious biography tells of an ordinary man who lived through an amazing century — and not the current one.…

The Best Movies Never to Make It to Screens — and the Worst

It’s a disappearance that feels worthy of a blockbuster summer release. One moment, $90 million … the next, nothing. That…

The History of the Separation of Church and State in the US

In June 2022, a divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions on how to balance the two freedom of…

‘My Grandpa Owned a Radioactive Souvenir From the Manhattan Project. Was This Safe?’ 

This Footlocker question comes from World War II’s associate editor, Kirstin Fawcett:  Q: My grandfather, Howard Fawcett, a chemical engineer…

Hitler’s American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and Germany’s March to Global War

A fantastic new crop of revisionist histories focused on World War II’s staggered beginnings and endings is adding nuance to…

Rome’s Colosseum Is Worth How Much?! Deloitte Has an Estimate

Can you put a price on “priceless”? According to the U.K.-based financial consultant group Deloitte, you can.  In a report published…

‘Bonds of War’ Book Review: How War Profiteers Helped the Union Win

“Deep Throat” was hiding in a dark parking garage when he directed Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward to “Follow the money” to unravel…