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Searching for Grace Humiston: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Grace Humiston

by Brad Ricca Grace Humiston was a celebrated lawyer, a famous detective, and the first female U.S. District Attorney in history. Her specialty was tracking down missing persons, yet she remains largely (and mysteriously) missing from history herself.

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Posted in Modern History

The Kennedy Circle: A New Powerful Masculine Mystique

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by Steven Watts In 1959 JFK stood as a youthful political leader, with an allure more akin to that of a movie star or popular singer at the forefront of a movement to overcome a crisis of masculinity in postwar

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Posted in Modern History

Nominating Our Best History Books 2016

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As we close in on the end of of the year, we list our best history books of 2016. Over the course of 2016 we published some incredible stories. Everything from military bravery and historic events to unique little known stories that we

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History, Sports History

Asimov Mathematics and the Collapse of Empire

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by Brian Clegg If there’s one lesson that we have learned from recent shock political results, whether it’s Brexit in the UK, or the election of Donald Trump to the White House, it is that we can’t trust the polls,

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Posted in Ancient History, Modern History

Felix Yusupov and the Murder of Rasputin

Felix Yusupov

by Douglas Smith The Yusupov household was staunchly anti-Rasputin. Felix Yusupov’s father could not bear even to hear the name spoken in his presence, and his mother let the empress know of her hatred for the man, which poisoned their

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Posted in Modern History
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