Dark Capital is a series about the intersection of business, wealth and crime. The New Gaol in Lower Manhattan was a dim, decrepit place when William Duer found himself locked away there in March 1792.
The month of July is a time for Americans to look back at the country’s past—specifically to that indelible moment in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress declared independence from Britain. But,
Laurence Rees reviews Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself by by Florian Huber, translated by Imogen Taylor If you’re German, it can be hard to discuss the war. The legacy of the Holocaust is so atrocious
In 1815 two men faced off in a muddy field in Belgium. Wellington, with his British and Allied army, and Napoleon with his French Imperial Guard. One decisive battle could end 20 years of bloody conflict
The Bible is the world’s most influential book. But books, like people, can be influential because of what they say, or because of what they are thought to have said. With a book as huge as the Bible,
June 6 marks 75 years since D-Day, the huge seaborne invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. It was the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history when over 150,000