The Tudors in Love

Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why did Anne Boleyn have to die? Why did Elizabeth I’s courtiers hail her as a goddess come to earth?The dramas of courtly love have...

Asian Armageddon, 1944-45

The last installment of the War in the Far East trilogy, Asian Armageddon 1944–1945, continues and completes the narrative of the first two volumes, describing how a US-led...

Assignment Russia Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

A personal journey through some of the darkest moments of the cold war and the early days of television news.Marvin Kalb, the award-winning journalist who has written extensively...

A Short History of Coffee

Having conquered the world's taste buds and established itself as a staple in our daily lives, coffee has mirrored the moods and movements of society for centuries - yet, how much...

Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind Naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1588-1782

In the great wars of modern history, maritime powers have always prevailed over land-based empires, whether Habsburg, Napoleonic, Nazi or Soviet.In contrast to the rigid...

Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943

In early 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating Allied forces throughout the Pacific. In a matter of months, Japan had conquered an...