We think we know D-Day on its 75th anniversary, but remembering the forgotten civilian victims reminds us of the overlooked costs of war and offers lessons for today.
MarcWortman is the author most recently of 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War. To learn more, go to marcwortmanbooks.com.
In the last decade, the number of students majoring in history at the nation’s colleges has plummeted, and it seemingly has nothing to do with the job market.
The conspirators behind the assassination of a hated former Vichy prime minister in WWII have never been unmasked. Were they French royalists? The English? Or the Americans?
Secretly in charge of one of North Africa’s largest spy rings, Słowikowski was buddies with Josephine Baker and prominent businessmen. The Nazis never suspected a thing.
America’s first foray into dark ops began 75 years ago with a small band of untrained men who laid the groundwork for the successful invasion of North Africa in WWII.
For 77 years the culprits behind a July 4, 1940, terror bombing at the New York World’s Fair have never been found. Is this the answer?
Issachar Zacharie was Civil War Washington’s foot doctor to the stars who wheedled his way into Lincoln’s confidence and was actually sent to negotiate with the South.
Union soldiers paid with their lives for their failed theft of a locomotive—and became America’s first Medal of Honor winners for their heroics.
Robin Hood or the French H.H. Holmes? Depicted as evil incarnate, 240 years ago Antoine Francois Desues executed for his crimes, but was he the monster his executioners claimed?
A century ago this week, the United States entered World War One. Unlike today, the children of America’s wealthiest families were the first into battle.