World History

The Churchill Sisters as Politicians

by Rachel Trethewey

Winston Churchill dreamed of establishing a political dynasty that passed from father to son, but as I researched his daughters’ lives, I realized that any one of the women would have made better politicians than their brother … Read the article

Agatha Christie and Disappearing Women

by Nina de Gramont

On the morning of December 3rd, 1926, Agatha Christie’s husband announced he wanted a divorce for the most heart-shattering of reasons: he planned to marry his mistress. Late that night, the thirty-six-year-old author’s Morris Cowley was … Read the article

William Bullitt: The Champagne Ambassador

by David McKean

President-elect Franklin Roosevelt liked William Bullitt the moment they met. Bullitt was energetic, clearly intelligent, and there was a bold, dashing quality to the forty-year-old former diplomat that attracted Roosevelt, an immensely charismatic figure himself. … Read the article

The Birth of Muhammad

By Mohamad Jebara

Muhammad, the World-Changer is an accessible and fresh biography boldly arguing that Muhammad’s entrepreneurial mindset helped unleash the modern world. Read on for an excerpt.… Read the article

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