Decisive Battles: The Battle of Diu (1509)

The Portuguese sailor stares in his boat as the formidable Turkish-Indian coalition rows nearer and nearer to his position. He…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Saratoga (1777)

The fighting around the woods is furious. The rifleman well knows the reputation of the redcoats, who had brought the…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Normandy (1944)

His heart pounds in his chest so furiously he thinks it may explode. Though the very air above him hisses…

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How to End Criminal Enterprises: A Lesson from the Golden Age of Piracy

Most are familiar with the golden age of piracy, if only in vagueries and fanciful accents. Millennials and Generation Z…

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Decisive Battles: The Battle of Naseby (1645)

The horseman watches the action atop his steed. His grip on his sword, still sheathed at his side, has slowly…

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The Masculine Epic Patreon is Now Live!

When the year began, I announced I would be creating a Patreon page with exclusive, premium content. Well, now it’s…

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Once War is Let off its Leash, it Cannot be Controlled

In 560 B.C., King Croesus of Lydia, alarmed by the rising power of Persia, asked the Oracles at Delphi and…

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The Battle of the Metaurus: The Day that Saved Rome?

It’s 207 BC. For 11 years, Hannibal has rampaged in Italy, slaughtering Romans with fire and sword. He is already…

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5 Ancient Egyptian Oddities You’ll Enjoy Hearing About

When you look at the Ancient Egyptians, they seem like stodgy, formal people.  The writing and architecture looks formal. The…

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The 5 Greatest Ancient Military Feats

Military history fascinates us because it shows us the best and the worst of human nature. Unparalleled bravery and unprecedented…

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