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Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

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.”

Published 11/05/2016

 

The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell

The Sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell

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.

Published 09/10/2016

 

Herbert Selpin’s Titanic

Herbert Selpin’s 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.

Published 08/28/2016

 

The Nazi Titanic

The Nazi Titanic

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.

Published 08/27/2016

 

Nagasaki

Nagasaki

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.”

Published 07/23/2016

 

Floodpath

Floodpath

Failing infrastructure is a hot topic these days; this catastrophic failure from 1928 has largely been forgotten.

Published 03/12/2016

 

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