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
Susan Southard on the neglected story of life after nuclear war.
In the award-winning “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,” author Susan Southard tells the story of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and the “neglected story of the enduring impact of nuclear war.” Read More
Jon Wilkman on the failure of the St. Francis Dam and the making of modern Los Angeles.
Failing infrastructure is a hot topic these days; this catastrophic failure from 1928 has largely been forgotten. Read More
The St. Francis Dam Failure
J. David Rogers on the deadliest civil engineering disaster of the twentieth century.
Lessons learned from the St. Francis Dam failure—and its impact on the civil engineering profession at-large. Read More