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A Passion for Paris: Alexandre Dumas and the Ghosts of Romantic Fiction

Alexander Dumas

by David Downie Romantic-era novelist Alexandre Dumas may well have created the world’s first fiction factory in Paris in the mid-1800s, a factory populated by ghosts. How many of Dumas’ hundreds of millions of readers realize that the plots and

Posted in Ancient & Medieval History, Modern 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

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Without Mercy: 2015 SIBA Book Award Nominee

Nominated for the 2015 SIBA Awards

Each year, hundreds of booksellers across the South vote on their favorite books of the year, and this year one of our outstanding authors, David Beasley, is nominated for Without Mercy in the Nonfiction category.

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Posted in Modern History

Lessons from the Lusitania

NYT Lusitania Headline

by Greg King As epic human tragedy the story has everything: a great ocean liner; a glittering cast of millionaires, actresses, suffragettes and scandalous lovers; and a terrible disaster played out over eighteen brutal minutes. On the afternoon of May

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Celebrating Black History Month 2015

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by The History Reader Black History Month is an annual event for celebrating the central role of African Americans in the U.S., as well as other countries, including Canada and the U.K. Originally instituted in 1976 as “Negro History Week,” every

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

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