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Napoléon’s Egyptian Riddle
By James W. Shosenberg
Bonaparte’s 1798 expedition to Egypt proved futile but boosted his political fortunes at home

Sky Above, Mud Below
By Anthony Brandt
World War I trench warfare was a living hell of filth, malaise and the constant threat of death

Troubled Waters
By Paul X. Rutz
Hollywood heartthrob Sterling Hayden sacrificed his career, a marriage and even his name to fight Axis forces in Europe

Close Call at Crooked Billet
By Andrew A. Zellers-Frederick
In 1778 a young Patriot officer narrowly escaped disaster at the hands of British troops

The Harvest of Battle
British futurist C.R.W. Nevinson’s stark paintings depicted the harsh realities of modern war

A Storm in Every Port
By Deborah Stadtler
Olaf Tryggvason’s rise to power in Norway is a tale of war, blood and misguided evangelism

On the cover: French painter Antoine-Jean Gros captures Napoléon at the Battle of the Pyramids on July 21, 1798. While the campaign ultimately failed, Bonaparte benefited. PHOTO: Antoine Jean Gros/Heritage Image Partnership Ltd./Alamy Stock Photo

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