In his big new book, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century, distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker addresses a very big subject: a century of worldwide crises. Connecting such...
A French soldier's account of the ‘baptism’ ceremony observed when his ship crosses the Tropic of Cancer
For his new book My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan combined thorough research with extraordinary fieldwork to illuminate the American Revolution and draw ties to the present.
In Uncommon Warriors author Ken Sayers introduces the histories of the U.S. Navy's most obscure, unusual and specialized vessels, from famous warships to obscure spy craft.
'American Experience: First Freedom - The Fight for Religious Liberty,' premiering Dec. 18 on PBS, is an informative, even-handed examination of why America's founders made religious liberty a basic human right.
James Wright's Those Who Have Borne the Battle looks at the men and women who have served during America's wars, from the revolution to modern day, and how Americans at large have treated those warriors.
Well-bred European military officers of the era often had more in common with enemies than they did with allies
In his French and Indian War history Ben Hughes presents a thoroughly researched narrative of the events surrounding the 1757 Siege of Fort William Henry and its bloody aftermath.
George Washington worried over every detail of his greatest gift to the nation - Mount Vernon.
Willard Sterne Randall delivers a detailed, personal profile of the Patriot hero in his new book Ethan Allen: His Life and Times.
James Falkner studies the life and career of vaunted military engineer Sebastien le Prestre in Marshal Vauban and the Defence of Louis XIV's France.
At the Constitutional Convention, Gouvernuer Morris made sure the office of the president would be independent from Congress.
The famous forerunners of American special-ops forces battle the French in 1758.
A samurai's daisho comprised the long katana fighting sword and the shorter wakizashi for close combat or, if need be, ritual suicide.
The American military has a long and uneven history of working toward full and fair treatment of blacks and other minorities.
The new PBS documentary 'The War of 1812' goes beyond the myths and the few well-known events of 'the war we don't know much about' to present a balanced, informative and engrossing program.