World History

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

Ghost in the Memorabilia

by Joe Pappalardo

Inferno tells the true story of the men who flew the deadliest missions of World War II, and Maynard Harrison Smith, an unlikely hero who received the Medal of Honor in the midst of the bloodiest military campaign … Read the article

The First Emperor and the Unification of China

by Michael Wood

Author Michael Wood has traveled the length and breadth of China, the world’s oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of … Read the article