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Everyone Was Wrong About the Real 'Rosie the Riveter’ for Decades. Here’s How the Mystery Was Solved

When news began to spread that Naomi Parker Fraley had died on Saturday, it prompted an outpouring of admiring obituaries, uniformly lamenting the …

The 16 Best Books on Writing Memoir

Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story<p>Alan Gelb<p>Writing coach Alan Gelb’s book is targeted specifically towards baby boomers: when this book was first published in 2015, he felt that baby boomers were staring down the barrel of their lives’ third act, not knowing what to do with it. According to …

Female code breakers: The hidden figures of the greatest generation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you like crossword puzzles and are you engaged to be married?<p>Those were the questions asked of many college-age American women by their professors, college presidents, or military officers to assess their suitability to do secret work breaking German and Japanese codes during the Second …

Remembrance Day

'The World in Faces': Portraits of people across the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> "People living on the other side of the world are just the same humans as people living next door," says photographer Alexander Khimushin .<p>The Russian-born traveler has been on the road for the last nine years, visiting the far corners of the world on a quest to photograph the people he …

Western Sahara

78 years ago, it began: Here are some of the key moments of the World War 2

Seventy-eight years ago, Adolf Hitler’s Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, starting what was going to be the one of the deadliest wars in …

World History

Nurse who gave patients overdose could be Germany's worst serial killer since Second World War

A male nurse convicted of murdering patients with overdoses is facing new charges that would make him Germany’s most prolific serial killer since the Second World War.<p>Niels Högel was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for murdering two patients in his care by deliberately administering them with …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

The Best Reviewed Books of 2017 (So Far)

With the year more than half way through, we at Book Marks thought we’d take a look back at the titles that garnered the strongest reviews since …

18-Year-Old Woman Becomes Indiana's Youngest Coroner

With her father as a role model and a love of the television show "<b>CSI</b>," a high school senior has become Indiana's youngest certified death investigator.<p>Amanda Barnett, 18, was certified last month and is one of four deputy coroners working for her father, Jay County Coroner <b>Mark Barnett</b>.<p>"It's kind …

These panoramic photos of Roaring ‘20s beach beauties are retro summer chic

Flappers’ delight<p>They had the vote. After decades of struggle for suffrage, the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920 meant a new era for …

Tomboys were a trend 100 years ago, but mostly to bring up the birth rate for white babies

Fear of diminishing broodstock got the gals going outdoors<p>“A girl should be a tomboy during the tomboy age and the more of a tomboy she is, the …

The KKK started a branch just for women in the 1920s, and half a million joined

The platform mingled racism, nativism, and…feminism?<p>Not long after American women won the right to vote, a woman in Greene County, Indiana received …

This white reporter from Pittsburgh dressed like a black man for 30 days to expose Southern racism

The new book ‘30 Days a Black Man’ looks back at his story<p>In 1948, a white, Pittsburgh-based journalist named Ray Sprigle laid out in the punishing …

Crate of World War II grenades explodes in garage

A German weapon collector has been arrested after a crate of World War II grenades exploded his garage, reportedly throwing objects more than 30 feet into the air.<p>Firefighters arriving at the man’s home in Hennef on Monday found more ammunition going off as they tried to put out the flames, the BBC …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

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The Malmedy trial: how the truth trumped fake torture stories

In December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, members of a Nazi SS combat division executed 84 captured GIs near the Belgian town of Malmedy. It …

To Have and Have Not

New letters shed light on Hemingway’s unrequited love and early life.<p>On a recent afternoon in Boston, Betsy Fermano walked through an exhibition titled “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars” at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Among the artifacts—vintage photos, paintings, and handwritten …

20 Fearless Female Heroes Of World War II That You Have Never Heard Of

War is often seen as something that women should be protected from. Men are often portrayed as stronger, braver, or more prepared to face the horrors …

Nzinga: The Bad Ass Warrior Queen Who Kicked Slave Traders Off Her Turf For Good

In the 17th century, the southwest region of Africa now known as Angola stood divided. It would take years — and the influence of one remarkable …

18 Historical Fiction Books About the British Monarchy

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch in history, having commemorated 65 years on the British throne with her Sapphire Jubilee …

Secret UN files reveal Allied leaders knew about Nazi death camps ‘long before D-Day’

Kept secret for nearly 70 years, a trove of United Nations war crimes files made public this week contains early evidence of Nazi death camps that …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

The Bear Who Became a Cigarette-Smoking, Beer-Drinking World War II Hero

A list of history’s most heroic animals might include famous names like Balto, the Siberian husky who helped transport diphtheria antitoxin 674 miles …

41 Facts About the 41 Kings and Queens Since 1066

Queen Elizabeth II is the …

Top 10 books about the Russian Revolution

A century after the Bolsheviks seized power for communism, Tariq Ali chooses some of the best books about an uprising that changed the world forever<p>A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, history, according to most historians, had pronounced its judgment. October 1917 had been relegated to a …

The U.S. joined the ‘Great War’ 100 years ago. America and warfare were never the same.

By Michael E. Ruane<p>, Reporter<p>At night when things were quiet in the “jaw ward,” the wounded doughboys would take out their small trench mirrors and survey the damage to their faces.<p>Noses had been shot off in the fighting at Saint-Mihiel. Chins were destroyed in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Mouths …

Christ's Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.<p>For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy …

The Origin and History of the BCE/CE Dating System

In recent years, a persistent criticism has been leveled against the use of the BCE/CE system (Before the Common or Current Era/Common or Current …

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