Masada From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth

A new account of the famous site and story of the last stand of a group of Jewish rebels who held out against the Roman EmpireTwo thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and...

Eyes on the Prize America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine to the Selma–Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people who participated in the American civil rights movement; their...

Antiquities What Everyone Needs to Know

The destruction of ancient monuments and artworks by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has shocked observers worldwide. Yet iconoclastic erasures...

This Vast Southern Empire Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy

For proslavery leaders like John C. Calhoun and Jefferson Davis, the nineteenth-century world was torn between two hostile forces: a rising movement against bondage, and an...

Apocalypse Any Day Now Deep Underground with America's Doomsday Preppers

It seems like people are always talking about the end of the world, doesn't it? Y2K, the Mayan Apocalypse, Blood Moon Prophecies, nuclear war, killer robots, you name it. In...

Drink

In Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery,...

Greek Fishing Village Welcomes Migrants While Others Turn Them Away

Amidst the wave of anti-migrant sentiment coursing through Europe, one village has shown a rare level of hospitality to those making the journey across the Mediterranean. In Skala...

Ladies of Liberty

In Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts paid homage to the heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create a new nation. Now the number one New York Times bestselling author...

The Lavender Scare The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government

In Cold War America, Senator Joseph McCarthy enjoyed tremendous support in the fight against what he called atheistic communism. But that support stemmed less from his wild...

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