The Year of the Four Emperors The History of the Civil War to Succeed Nero as Emperor of Rome

The 12 months known in history as the Year of the Four Emperors was a pivotal chapter in the long epoch of the Roman Empire. It marked the tumultuous end of the Julio-Claudian...

The Silk Road The History and Legacy of the Trade Routes that Connected Europe and Asia

The story of the Silk Road has been a popular topic amongst tourists, academics, economists, state parties, and daydreaming children for many centuries. In many ways the Silk Road...

Submarine Warfare in the Atlantic The History of the Fighting Under the Waves between the Allies and Nazi Germany during World War II

Danger prowled under both the cold gray waters of the North Sea and the shimmering blue waves of the tropical Atlantic during World War II as Adolf Hitler's Third Reich attempted...

The Mysterious Midwest Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in America's Heartland

The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Midwest as consisting of a dozen states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South...

Submarine Warfare in World War II The History of the Fighting Under the Waves in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters

Danger prowled under both the cold gray waters of the North Sea and the shimmering blue waves of the tropical Atlantic during World War II as Adolf Hitler's Third Reich attempted...

Submarine Warfare in the Pacific The History of the Fighting Under the Waves between Japan and America during World War II

Submarines exercised a decisive impact on the outcome of the Pacific Theater in World War II. The U.S. submarine fleet, largely though not exclusively under the overall command of...

Mysteries of the South Ghosts, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena in Dixie

The American South has given birth to many of the nation’s great stories and legends. From the earliest Colonial times, it’s been a place of mystery, replete with disappearing...

Pancho Villa The Life and Legacy of the Famous Mexican Revolutionary

“Pancho Villa,” people whispered at the beginning of the 20th century, "can march 100 miles without stopping, live 100 days without food, go 100 nights without sleep, and kill...