Earl J. Hess on the most hated man of the Confederacy.
Braxton Bragg was “a complex and important individual who deserves much more from students and historians than to be made the butt of unfounded ridicule.” Read More
Michael Schumacher, author of “Torn in Two,” on the 1966 sinking of the six-hundred-foot Morrell, which broke in half during a storm on Lake Huron.
On November 29, 1966, the Daniel J. Morrell split in two during a late autumn storm on Lake Huron. Dennis Hale, a 26-year-old watchman, was the sole survivor—rescued after spending thirty-eight hours on a life raft in subfreezing weather. Read More
Herbert Selpin’s Titanic
Before A Night to Remember and James Cameron’s Titanic there was the “Nazi Titanic.”
“Everything that could go wrong did go wrong,” says Robert P. Watson, author of “The Nazi Titanic,” about the making of the anti-British propaganda film Titanic. Case in point: Director Herbert Selpin was murdered by the Gestapo before he finished the movie. Read More
The Nazi Titanic
The forgotten tragedy of the Cap Arcona, the last major indignity of the Holocaust and one of history’s worst maritime disasters.
Germany’s Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the Royal Air Force during the last days of World War II, killing nearly all of the concentration camp prisoners aboard. In “The Nazi Titanic” author Robert Watson tells the story of this largely forgotten Holocaust disaster. Read More