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These Are The Queer Women Who Should Be In History Books
LGBT history is severely lacking from the lessons we learn in school, and so are many incredible women who deserve their
These True Stories Inspired Steampunk
I was surprised to find the literary genre of science fiction arose partly out ballooning and dreams of flight - another case of Science meeting Art. So my cast list includes writers like Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, and HG Wells, among many others.
What Was History's Worst Month?
Author, Attorney, and Bookseller
Christopher Clark's book
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
suggests another criterion. The worst month in history may be the one that sets the stage for the massive destruction to follow.
The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even Nature
Author, 'Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History'
The history of literature is an unceasing paradox. What is the most popular scene in the Bible? Adam and Eve biting the apple. It's not there. Plato never wrote his most famous line: "Only the dead have seen the end of war."
10 Myths About Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci bears the burden of great expectations. The undeniable breadth and depth of his genius means there was, it seems, no intellectual feat of which this original Renaissance Man was incapable.
Oliver Stone On The Problem With America's History Books
It is time for a national conversation about what this country's history has really been -- good and bad, warts and all.
11 Common Myths From History Books
Received wisdom often leaves much to be desired. Here are a few examples of the myths and follies that make up much of our popular understanding of history.
8 Facts History Books Got Wrong
How Facts Ruin History Books
Slavery, Abolition, Rebellion: A Reading List
Kenneth C. Davis
Author, "Don't Know Much About History"
All of these books should provide some correctives to the deep misunderstanding -- or desperate ignorance -- of this extremely important chapter in American History.
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