Donald Noe

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Game of Thrones Viewer's Guide

Enter the world of Game of Thrones with official maps of the Seven Kingdoms and interactive family trees that capture the rich backgrounds of the …

A Nation Built On Freedom And Slavery

This week Americans celebrated the Fourth of July, with barbeques, beer, music, and fireworks, all packaged up in the celebration of freedom. That's the popular narrative for the birth of our country. But the truth is, the United States had many parents. Democracy was one. Slavery was another, …

Napoleon's Last Journey

A month after Waterloo Napoleon surrendered to the British, handing himself over to Captain Maitland of the <i>Bellerophon</i> on the coast of Brittany. A …

Gallipoli: WWI's Most Disastrous Battle

It nearly ruined Winston Churchill’s career and launched Ataturk’s. On this day 100 years ago, tens of thousands died in one the most global battles …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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45 years after Apollo 13: Ars looks at what went wrong and why

You’ve probably seen the film—but the reality is a lot more complicated.<p>Space industry insiders have a love-hate relationship with Ron Howard’s 1995 …

Space Science

New book alleges Allied soldiers 'raped one million Germans after the end of Second World War'

• <b>'When The Soldiers Came' claims Allied troops raped one million women</b>• <b><br>Children, men and young boys were also abused by soldiers, it claims</b>• <b><br>Until now it</b> …

Remembrance Day

5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Plantagenets

It was one of the most violent periods in history, famed for the Hundred Years' War, the Peasants' Revolt, and the beginning of the Wars of the …

Why we must remember the bloody cost of Waterloo

Some 55,000 soldiers were killed and wounded during the Battle of Waterloo, a carnage comparable to the first day of the Somme. A new book written by a surgeon ahead of this summer's 200th anniversary argues that sacrifice must not be forgotten<p>The legend of Lord Uxbridge’s leg is one told with …

37 maps that explain the American Civil War - Vox

The Civil War, animated<p>If you don't want to read a whole lot about the Civil War, this animation offers a good quick summary of the course of the fighting. The Confederate forcesheld up very well throughout 1861 and 1862, with territory mostly moving back and forth in the politically conflicted …

King Leonidas of Sparta and the Legendary Battle of the 300 at Thermopylae

Zack Snyder’s 2007 fantasy historical film, <i>300</i>, has probably made the Battle of Thermopylae one of the most famous battles of the ancient world. It …

Who Should Decide How Students Learn About America’s Past?

Some politicians want to get rid of the AP U.S.-history curriculum because it paints a cynical picture of the country's backstory.<p>My 5-year-old son won’t learn the same history in high school that I did when I was a teenager. Certain events that I was tested on will probably be entirely omitted …

What's It Like To Be Black And Have A Famous Nazi Grandfather?

<i>Jennifer Teege is a German-born black woman who — during her quest to learn more about her birth family — uncovered a surprising connection to the Holocaust and Amon Goeth, the Nazi commander famously portrayed in Steven Spielberg's</i> Schindler's List<i>. The following article appeared on the website of</i> …

Steven Spielberg

A Man's Guide to the Scarf | The Art of Manliness

Most men’s scarves are approximately 10 inches wide, 70 inches long, and made from either a solid or patterned cut of cloth designed to wrap around …

Sports Jackets vs. Blazers vs. Suit Jackets | The Art of Manliness

Sports jackets. Suit jackets. Blazers. Most men use these terms interchangeably, as do many men’s clothing retailers.<p>Because of this, the differences …

Men's Fashion

Political Violence and the Nazi Seizure of Power

Many contemporary observers of the Nazi takeover in 1933, and many Nazis themselves, were at pains to stress the peaceful nature of the 'German …

Bonfires of Insanity: A History of Book Burnings From Nazis to ISIS

Burning books—and their authors—is perhaps the oldest form of censorship.<p>The latest outrage perpetrated by ISIS, the Islamic terrorist movement, is …

"Immortals"

In his description of the battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE), the Greek researcher Herodotus mentions a Persian elite corps which he calls the Ten …

Ready to face the Russians: Stunning images from the depths of the Cold War show the RAF personnel - and the arsenal of weapons - that protected Britain

• <b>Fascinating photographs from Imperial War Museum archives assembled in</b> <b>full colour by historian Ian Proctor</b>• <b><br>They chronicle history of the RAF after</b> …

Military

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Space Science

Britain’s crimes in India - the truth behind the drama

The new drama series Indian Summers looks at the decline of British rule in India through the eyes of the colonialists and Indians.<p>Creator Alan …

The Sinking of the Maine

At 9.40pm on the night of 15 February 1898 the United States battleship <i>Maine</i>, riding quietly at anchor in Havana harbour, was suddenly blown up, …

This Week in World War I, February 14-21, 1915

World War I at Sea: Antisubmarine Warfare, Torpedoes and Mines<p>Sopwith Cuckoo Dropping Torpedo<p>In February 1915 the German government announced the commencement of unrestricted submarine warfare against Allied shipping. A "war zone" was declared in all the waters surrounding Great Britain. Any …

The Marriage of the Winter Queen

Born in Scotland in 1596, Elizabeth Stuart was the eldest daughter of James VI of Scots and the granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. She moved to …

10 Greatest Empires in the History of World

Roman Empire ( 27 BC–AD 476/1453)<p>The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic …

World History

Cold War Photos | World War II Database

1,378 items in this album on 69 pages.<p>US Navy destroyer Buck, battleship Wisconsin, and heavy cruiser Saint Paul off Korea, 22 Feb 1952, photo 1 of …

The stubborn myth of the Christian country: Why the U.S. has always been “one nation, under gods”

A historian challenges conservative claims that the U.S. has a single religious heritage<p>As Peter Manseau, author of "One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History," would have it, nothing has done more damage to the ideal of American religious pluralism than the "stubborn persistence of words …

How Cotton Remade the World

The Civil War cotton shock didn't just shake the American economy.<p>The American Civil War is one of the best-researched events in human history. Hundreds of historians have dedicated their professional careers to its study; thousands of articles and books have been published on its battles, politics …

Globalization