Military History
Prehistory to the present—honoring the long tradition of examining armed conflict – its impact, participants, and strategies, from ancient times to today

Blog Archives

Remembering the Stories of the Holocaust

by The History Reader This year, during the 70th anniversary marking the end of the Holocaust and the beginning of Yom HaShoah—Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day—we remember the stories that shed light on one of the darkest periods in contemporary history.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall, and the Outsiders of Paris

Shocking Paris - Street scene in the Jewish quarter of Paris

by Stanley Meisler The mass migrations of European peoples to this country in the late 19th and 20th centuries have become such clichéd events in American history that we often forget that the United States was not the only refuge

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Military History, Modern History

Two Critical Events in UFO History

TomatoMan1

by Larry Holcombe After completing the manuscript for my new book, The Presidents and UFOs: A secret History from FDR to Obama, and turning it over to my publisher, I realized, with much consternation, that I had overlooked including two

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Honoring America’s POW/MIA Wives

POW-MIA Flag

by Alvin Townley Jane Denton knew why the dark sedan had arrived that day in July of 1965. She knew why the navy captain rang her doorbell and why her stomach suddenly knotted: her husband, Jeremiah Denton, had been shot

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

A Lucky Honor: On Publishing Georg Rauch’s Unlikely Warrior

Unlikely Warrior

by Wesley Adams What a privilege to have had the chance to acquire and edit the new Farrar Straus Giroux edition of Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army, Georg Rauch’s memoir of his harrowing experience as a part-Jewish

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Military History

Receive our Monthly Newsletter

Sign Up

Stay informed through expert articles, interviews, and quotes.

About Us

For more than sixty years, St. Martin’s Press has published award-winning history books on a range of subjects.

Drawing on this impressive stable of experts from ancient, medieval, modern, contemporary, and military history, The History Reader offers articles, interviews, insights, and further reading for history buffs and book lovers everywhere.

The History Reader on Facebook