D-Day: When the Tides Turned On Omaha Beach

by Giles Milton

Who were Charles Canham and Norman Cota? And why were they sent to Omaha Beach with the greatest urgency on the morning on D-Day? Turns out, they were the only two men who could break the bloody stalemate that had afflicted Omaha since dawn.

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The Electoral College: Q&A with Jesse Wegman

The framers of the Constitution battled over it. Lawmakers have tried to amend or abolish it more than 700 times. We sat down with Jesse Wegman, author of Let the People Pick the President, to discuss a little bit about the Electoral College and its role in the history of the United States.

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Ship of Death: Spanish Flu on the High Seas

by Catharine Arnold

As conditions worsen on the USS Leviathan in October of 1918, another troopship, the Briton, faces similar problems as soldiers are forced to sleep on the deck to prevent the spread of the lethal Spanish flu.

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Recreating WWII Poland: A Novelist’s Trip Back in Time

by Jennifer Rosner

“You’re going to Poland in December?” My family and friends asked.

“Yes!” I answered, adding yet another thick pair of socks to my pack.

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“The Only Stone You’ll Find”

by Tom Clavin

Tom Clavin tells the story of the establishment of Tombstone, the mining town that Wyatt Earp would one day cement in the annals of frontier history.

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