“Fixin’-to-Die-Rag” derailed his promising musical career. But it led Joe McDonald to become a fierce champion for Vietnam veterans.
The Significance of Thermopylae: Why We Ought to Thank the Spartans for the Constitution, Chick-fil-a, and Capitalism
The Spartan victory at the Battle of Thermopylae opened the door for American staples, like Constitution, Chick-fil-a, and capitalism
These nine artists lost their lives on or near the battlefield as they tried to record the realities of war for faraway audiences.
Joseph McCarthy vaulted to fame as a fearmongering senator. But the war record that got him elected was more fiction than fact.
The Sharps carbine rifle
In 1945 six American B-24H Liberators accidentally bombed Zurich, in neutral Switzerland. Two airmen were court-martialed for the error.