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...

Hubble Space Telescope, The: The History and Legacy of the World’s Most Famous Telescope

On April 24, 1990, the Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on the Space Shuttle Program’s 35th mission, but this was no ordinary mission. In its...

Amorites, The: The History and Legacy of the Nomads Who Conquered Mesopotamia and Established the Babylonian Empire

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

Ninja, The: The History and Legacy of Feudal Japan’s Secret Agents

To most people in the West, particularly the youth, the mere mention of Japan immediately evokes various images. A delectable rainbow of sushi, hand-rolled temaki, and platters...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greek Renaissance, The: The History and Legacy of the Era Leading to Ancient Greece’s Archaic Age

The Greek Dark Ages, sometimes referred to as the Homeric Age or the Geometric Period, spans the era of Greek history from the end of the Mycenaean civilization around 1100 BCE...

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