Flight of the Polar Eagle: Journey to the North Pole
In 1897 three Swedish aeronauts set out for the North Pole in a balloon, only to disappear in the vast Arctic. Their fate would remain a mystery for 33 years
Want to Be President? Pretend You’re a Regular Sort
Then, as now, politicians pounced on rich rivals. Most candidates pretended to be self-made
The Stranger-Than-Fiction Career of the OSS’s Carl Eifler
The colonel headed a clandestine operations program that required brute force, innovation, and a strange-looking submarine.
Audiobook Review | The Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry that Shaped Rock ’n’ Roll
Before Leo Fender and Les Paul were names on headstocks, they were tinkerers who produced the most influential musical instruments of the twentieth century
‘Desert Fox’ Offers Thrilling Battle Scenes—and No New Takes
The Rommel biography focuses more on the general's North Africa adventures than on fresh scholarship.
American History Reviews
Audiobook Review| How Rodgers and Hammerstein Revolutionized the Musical
The music-making duo helped redefine theater and the American Broadway musical
One of the Most Decorated Veterans of All Time: David H. Hackworth
The record for combat decorations in Vietnam
American Civil War
Audiobook Review| Violence within Congress Spurs the Civil War
Author Joanne B. Freeman recounts how Southern Democrats’ attacks on critics of slavery spilled from the Capitol building onto streets and dueling grounds
DC Comics Author Pays Homage to His Uncle, a D-Day Hero
Bestselling author Robert Vinditti latest comic creation tells the story of American paratroopers badly misdropped on D-Day who fought in the June 10-12, 1944
‘There Is a Spirit in Normandy That Is Not the Same as Anywhere Else’
A Frenchman honors D-Day and the U.S. Army Rangers.
That Time When Jefferson Tried to Have a Supreme Court Justice Impeached
'Dangerous' Federalist Chase's 1805 trial illustrates the pitfalls of Trump ouster drive
Madame Fourcade Was One of World War II’s Most Daring Female Spies
The courageous socialite played a key role in the French Resistance—yet received little credit for her efforts.
Civil War Battles
Robert E. Lee Jr.: The Legend’s Last Son Followed the Family to War
After serving as a junior officer, 'Rob' Lee wrote a renowned chronicle of his father's life