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A study of the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, includes coverage of…

The Longest Winter

The epic story of the vastly outnumbered platoon that stopped Germany's leading assault in the Ardennes forest and prevented Hitler's most fearsome tanks from overtaking…

Shrouded Glory

Tanks and other support vehicles were useless, leaving the GIs alone to assault the relatively small force of well-dug in defenders from one foggy ridge-top…

Bad Days in History

National Geographic author Michael Farquhar uncovers an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's…
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