Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Political Revolutions Uprisings and rebellions.
Crowd Control by Lewis H. Lapham
Lord Byron Volunteers His Services 1823 / Greece
Adolf Hitler Writes History 1937 / Berlin
Plutarch’s Post-Rebellion Wrap-Up c. 72 BC / Italy
The World in Time: The Wehrmacht’s End Lewis Lapham talks with Dennis Showalter about his book, “Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II.”
Underwater Impressions Leni Riefenstahl’s final film was a wordless, undersea documentary—and her only film after the fall of the Nazi regime.
When Cats Attack 2013: Visitors to the Franche-Comte region of France are advised to be on alert, as gangs of feral cats terrorize...
The World In Time: Britain’s American Mistake Lewis Lapham talks with Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy about his book, The Men Who Lost America.
The World in Time: Addressing Gettysburg Lewis Lapham talks with Allen C. Guelzo about his book Gettysburg: The Last Invasion.
Helpful Hints for Amputations Civil War amputations were a grisly affair; luckily, there were instruction manuals for busy or inexperienced surgeons.
They Called Him Sergeant Stubby A decorated WWI veteran, Sgt. Stubby became the military’s most famous (and beloved) canine member.
A Grand and Awful Scene 1812 / Atlantic Ocean
Military Mammals 2013: A rare nineteenth century torpedo was discovered off the coast of Southern California this week—by a very elite squad...
Pompey Clears the Decks 67 BC / Mediterranean Sea
Dark-Ship Diplomacy 1853 / Washington, DC
Epic Brag 1572 / Lisbon
Consider the Poodle Underneath the poodle’s fluffy coat is a hardworking water dog with a history of bravery, intelligence, and battlefield know-how.
Joseph Conrad’s Love of the Sea c. 1880 / London
The World in Time: Kings of Light Author Dan Jones talks to Lewis Lapham about his book, The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England.
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