A Short History of Coffee

Having conquered the world's taste buds and established itself as a staple in our daily lives, coffee has mirrored the moods and movements of society for centuries - yet, how much...

Asian Armageddon, 1944-45

The last installment of the War in the Far East trilogy, Asian Armageddon 1944–1945, continues and completes the narrative of the first two volumes, describing how a US-led...

Assignment Russia Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

A personal journey through some of the darkest moments of the cold war and the early days of television news.Marvin Kalb, the award-winning journalist who has written extensively...

Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind Naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1588-1782

In the great wars of modern history, maritime powers have always prevailed over land-based empires, whether Habsburg, Napoleonic, Nazi or Soviet.In contrast to the rigid...

Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943

In early 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating Allied forces throughout the Pacific. In a matter of months, Japan had conquered an...

The Tudors in Love

Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why did Anne Boleyn have to die? Why did Elizabeth I’s courtiers hail her as a goddess come to earth?The dramas of courtly love have...