Weird Radio: A Collection of Spy Transmissions, Unidentified Stations, and other Mysteries of the Airwaves

For more than a century, radio has been a part of people’s lives. No one alive today remembers a time when it hadn't always been there as a familiar, reliable source of...

First Battle of the Marne, The: The History and Legacy of the First Major Allied Victory in World War I

The enduring image of World War I is of men stuck in muddy trenches, and of vast armies deadlocked in a fight neither could win. It was a war of barbed wire, poison gas, and...

Book of the Dead, The: The History and Legacy of Ancient Egypt’s Famous Funerary Texts

Given the abundance of funerary artifacts that have been found within the sands of Egypt, it sometimes seems as though the Ancient Egyptians were more concerned with the matters...

Mummies of Ancient Egypt, The: The History and Legacy of the Egyptians’ Mummification Process

Today, Egyptian practices for death and the afterlife are intimately associated with mummies, which have both fascinated and terrified people for centuries. In countless movies,...

Roman Empire and the Plague, The: The History of the Worst Pandemics to Strike Rome and the Byzantines in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Due to constant warfare on the borders and attempts to defend positions against various groups, Roman soldiers came into contact with foreign diseases, and they unwittingly...

Western Democracy: The History and Legacy of Representative Governments in the West from the Ancient World to Today

In today’s modern world every political regime, even the most authoritarian or repressive, describes itself as democracy or a Democratic People’s Republic. The concept of rule...

Modern Democracy: The History and Legacy of the World’s Democratic Institutions Since the American Revolution

In today’s modern world every political regime, even the most authoritarian or repressive, describes itself as democracy or a Democratic People’s Republic. The concept of rule...

Early Democracy: The History and Legacy of the World’s Democratic Systems from Antiquity to the French Revolution

In today’s modern world every political regime, even the most authoritarian or repressive, describes itself as democracy or a Democratic People’s Republic. The concept of rule...

Galápagos, The: The History of the Famous Pacific Islands and Their Unique Ecosystem

A white seabird with a teal beak dappled with pink and orange colors and a set of apple-red webbed feet hops from one branch to another with all the grace of a toddler learning to...

Darius the Great and Xerxes I: The History of the Achaemenid Persian Emperors Who Invaded Ancient Greece

It was not until the excavations of the 1930s that many of the relics, reliefs, and clay tablets that offer so much information about Persian life could be studied for the first...

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