Drinking and the Civil War

One component of the Civil War has gone untold—the influence of alcohol. In particular, officers too intoxicated to direct their troops, and what Grant and Lee drank

 

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The Many Faces of Mesopotamia

Exploring such Mesopotamian touchstones as the Epic of Gilgamesh, Sargon of Akkad, and why 1 GB of information on cuneiform tablets weighed as much as a 747

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Race to the North Pole

In the 1920s, one pack of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first aviator to fly over the North Pole. And Richard Byrd led the flock.

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Positive Legacies of the Mongols

The Mongols did not only plunder and kills. They were patrons of the arts, supported trans-Eurasian trade on the Silk Road, and were surprisingly tolerant.

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

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World War One

World War One

World War Two

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D-Day

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The Titanic

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The Vikings

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The Romans

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The Mongols

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