Military History

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 Forgotten Hero of the Cold War

by Giles Milton

The greatest heroes of the Second World War are rightly celebrated for their acts of extraordinary daring on the battlefields of Nazi-occupied Europe. Rather less well known are the heroes of the early Cold War—American and British—who … Read the article

The Long Gray Line: All-New Audio!

by The History Reader

In the first unabridged audio version of The Long Gray Line, author Rick Atkinson has recorded a new foreword, and has recorded an additional bonus conversation with Ty Seidule, former head of the history department at … Read the article

The Escape of the Nine

by Gwen Strauss

The Nine follows the true story of author Gwen Strauss’s great aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the … Read the article

The Philadelphia: Our Most Evocative National Relic

by Jack Kelly

I have traveled to Revolutionary-era battlefields and forts. I’ve examined countless eighteenth-century muskets, uniforms, swords, and shoe buckles. I’ve looked at the original Declaration of Independence in the National Archives. Yet a single artifact has always stood … Read the article