What happens when a fight for a kingdom meets a fight for control of one of the most powerful objects known to man? With 1356, Bernard Cornwell answers that question. Continue reading Turn the Page Thursday: The Mercenary’s Tale
It’s a heroic picture: little Carthage trying to stand up for itself against the Roman Empire, the mean, greedy power to the north. It’s also wrong. Continue reading 8 Myths about Ancient Rome
The book is a great example of how sound research can offer a new perspective on the past, and while it’s a bit more difficult than many other history texts, it provides an excellent examination of Europe after the fall of Rome. Continue reading Turn the Page Thursday: The Empire Comes Back
As Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia marched into Maryland in September 1862, they faced a daunting problem: roughly 14,000 Federal troops were stationed in Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry, Virginia, towns through which Lee hoped to run his supply and communication lines. Continue reading A Key to the 1862 Maryland Campaign
A short while ago at a desk not far from here, Ian Doescher created one of the cleverest pop culture and literature mashups of the modern era. Continue reading Turn the Page Thursday: Darth Shakespeare
On my recent visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia, some rangers and volunteers graciously agreed to answer some questions about the park and the Find Your Park Campaign. Continue reading Harpers Ferry NHS: Plan Your Visit!
Three pages are all that Arthur Schnitzler requires to challenge his reader’s thoughts on multiple topics. With them, he deeply examines humankind’s relationship with the cosmic “powers that be,” but he avoids dry philosophy. Continue reading Short Story Spotlight: “The Triple Warning,” by Arthur Schnitzler