Cave Paintings: The History and Legacy of Prehistoric Man-made Art

Cave painting falls under the heading of “parietal art,” a term used to note any prehistoric art found on the walls or ceilings of caves. It includes five basic types of...

Bishops’ Wars, The: The History of the Religious Conflicts that Engulfed Britain and Led to the First English Civil War

England has more often been faced with the claims of competing kings and queens than with a period of no monarch at all. The major exception to that rule came in the 11 years...

Gran Sasso Raid, The: The History of the Nazi Operation to Rescue Benito Mussolini from Captivity during World War II

As Sicily fell and the Allies prepared to press on, Italy’s fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini, was actually arrested to prevent him from doing further damage. Il Duce still...

Jesse Livermore: The Life and Legacy of America’s Most Famous Stock Trader

Over the years, Wall Street has been equally glamorized and demonized for what it represents. To some, this is where lifelong dreams of riches, power, and fast living come to...

Cristero War, The: The History and Legacy of the Major Religious Uprising in Mexico

The Cristero War in Mexico is the last great armed movement in a country that for a hundred years suffered revolution after revolution, in an apparently endless cycle. Ignored...

Project Gemini: The History and Legacy of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Missions Before the Apollo Program

In some ways, Project Gemini is a neglected part of the US space program. Sandwiched between the excitement of Project Mercury and the sending of the first American astronauts to...

Cochise: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Apache Chief

Among all the Native American tribes, the Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans learned the hard way that the warriors of the Apache were perhaps the fiercest in North America. Based...

Ancient Yamhad: The History and Legacy of Syria’s First Great Kingdom

The creative impetus of organized society in the Fertile Crescent initially came from southern Mesopotamia, where the Sumerians introduced writing and other hallmarks of...

Ottoman-Russian Wars of the 18th Century, The: The History of the Conflicts that Strengthened Russia and Led to the Decline of the Ottoman Empire

In the wake of taking Constantinople, the Ottoman Empire would spend the next few centuries expanding its size, power, and influence, bumping up against Eastern Europe and...

Yuri Bezmenov: The Life and Legacy of the Influential KGB Informant Who Defected to the West

The KGB is one of the most famous abbreviations of the 20th century, and it has become synonymous with the shadowy and often violent actions of the Soviet Union’s secret police...

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