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Unknown History: Sleeping with the Enemy

We teamed up with the Unknown History podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips to bring you their latest series based on Giles Milton’s Checkmate in Berlin. Episode 4 delves into social life in Berlin after the city fell to the … Read the article The post Unknown History:...

William Bullitt: The Champagne Ambassador

by David McKean President-elect Franklin Roosevelt liked William Bullitt the moment they met.Bullitt was energetic, clearly intelligent, and there was a bold, dashing quality to the forty-year-old former diplomat that attracted Roosevelt, an immensely charismatic...

The Church of Aretha Franklin

by Michael Eric Dyson For the last fifteen years of her colossal and regal existence, I had the great fortune of knowing, listening to, talking to, and spending time with the one and only Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Her … Read the article The post The Church of...

Unknown History: Sleeping with the Enemy

We teamed up with the Unknown History podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips to bring you their latest series based on Giles Milton’s Checkmate in Berlin. Episode 4 delves into social life in Berlin after the city fell to the … Read the article The post Unknown History:...

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William Bullitt: The Champagne Ambassador

by David McKean President-elect Franklin Roosevelt liked William Bullitt the moment they met.Bullitt was energetic, clearly intelligent, and there was a bold, dashing quality to the forty-year-old former diplomat that attracted Roosevelt, an immensely charismatic...

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The Church of Aretha Franklin

by Michael Eric Dyson For the last fifteen years of her colossal and regal existence, I had the great fortune of knowing, listening to, talking to, and spending time with the one and only Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Her … Read the article The post The Church of...

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Flying on Fumes: Stories of a WWII Fighter Pilot

by Tom Clavin Lightning Down by Tom Clavin is the incredible saga of American fighter pilot Joe Moser, who piloted a P-38 Lightning, one of the most effective weapons the Army Air Corps had against the powerful German Luftwaffe. The … Read the article The post Flying...

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Unknown History: The Americans Arrive in Berlin

We teamed up with the Unknown History podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips to bring you their latest series based on Giles Milton’s Checkmate in Berlin. Read on for more about Episode 3, which discussed American colonel Frank “Howlin’ Mad” … Read the article The post...

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Allen Iverson: Pound for Pound

by Michael Eric Dyson For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist, and ordained Baptist minister. In the following essay from his … Read the...

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The Birth of Muhammad

By Mohamad Jebara Muhammad, the World-Changer is an accessible and fresh biography boldly arguing that Muhammad’s entrepreneurial mindset helped unleash the modern world. Read on for an excerpt. Panoramic View of Mecca, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This image was provided by…...

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What’s In the September JAH

What’s In the September JAH? The September issue of the JAH is available online and in print. From OAH President George J. Sánchez’s annual meeting address that focuses on immigration to our Editor’s Choice article by Bathsheba Demuth, which is available for free,...

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Unknown History: Berlin Turns Red

We teamed up with the Unknown History podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips to bring you their latest series based on Giles Milton’s Checkmate in Berlin. Read on for more about Episode 2, covering the Soviet occupation of Berlin on … Read the article The post Unknown...

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A Viking Economy: Kaupang at Skiringssal

by Nancy Marie Brown In the following excerpt from The Real Valkyrie, Nancy Marie Brown provides an in-depth look at the Viking economy in Norway’s first true town, a system heavily based on pillaging, enslaving, and trading. The scales… Read the article The post A...

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Unknown History: The Colonel Who Went to War

We teamed up with the Unknown History podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips to bring you their latest series based on Giles Milton’s Checkmate in Berlin. Read on for more about Episode 1, which covers the unlikely bond forged between … Read the article The post Unknown...

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Three Sisters: How One Family Survived Auschwitz

Inspired by a true story, Three Sisters follows the journey of Livia, Magda, and Cibi as they confront the traumas endured after years of imprisonment in Auschwitz and find true peace in their futures. Read on for a note from … Read the article The post Three Sisters:...

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A Great Love Story of a Terrible Time

by Rebecca Frankel Rebecca Frankel’s Into the Forest explores a little-known chapter of Holocaust history and one family’s inspiring true story of love, escape, and survival in Bialowieza Forest. Read an excerpt below. In theNew YorkCityClerk’s archive, there are...

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Researching The Living and the Lost

by Ellen Feldman It’s a truism that writers are always squirreling away random observations, eavesdropped comments, and stray anecdotes as grist for their literary mills. A novel spanning years and featuring myriad characters can spring from a moment witnessed on …...

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Oh, Those “Girton Girls!”

by Nancy Springer In 19th century England, while sons of the well-to-do were sent to boarding school and university, daughters were generally taught at home by governesses.However, most of these governesses were not very well qualified.Being a governess was the … Read...

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Gender Roles Beyond the Grave: Sexing by Metal

by Nancy Marie Brown When I began writing The Real Valkyrie, I thought it was going to be a book about bones. It turned out to be a book about bias. Sketch of the archaeological grave found and labeled… Read the article The post Gender Roles Beyond the Grave: Sexing...

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Who was Joe Kennedy?

by Susan Ronald In the following excerpt from The Ambassador, acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald discusses the early life of Joseph Kennedy, foreshadowing his controversial stint as US Ambassador to Great Britain on the eve of World War II. President Roosevelt… Read...

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