History

Collapse

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…

Decision In Normandy

The battle for Normandy was the most complex and daring military operation in the history of modern warfare. Two years of intense, detailed planning reached…

The First World War

A history of the Great War chronicles the events of the conflict from early diplomatic efforts to avert war, through the nightmarish campaigns and battles,…

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…

Alamo in the Ardennes

Alamo in the Ardennes tells the powerful yet little-known story of the bloody delaying action fought by the 28th Infantry Division, elements of the 9th…

The Guns of August

In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of…

Voices of the Pacific

Tells the true stories of twenty marines during World War II, from the attacks on Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and their return home after…

Company Commander

Presents a graphic account of infantry warfare from the shores of Normandy to the German lines at Leipzig, by a twenty-one-year-old infantry captain.
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