Joan of Arc: A Military Leader: Review

From the moment of her appearance on history’s stage, Joan of Arc has been a cultural icon. Artists and politicians…

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Why Was Joan of Arc So Effective?

France was in a dire state at the start of 1429. The English controlled almost all the territory north of…

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How General John Glover Saved the American Revolution

Crossing a body of water at nighttime is one of the most difficult military maneuvers. Unfortunately for George Washington and…

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Richard Halsey Best: Carrier Killer at Midway

In the six months between Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway, Imperial Japan looked unstoppable. It had humiliated the…

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How Weak Should America Want Russia to Get?

By the end of the first week of the war, Russia’s underperformance was clear. Vladimir Putin was less a strategic…

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How Theodore Roosevelt Mediated the Russo-Japanese War

In 1904, war broke out between Russia and Japan after long-simmering tensions. Western feeling was that the Russians would crush…

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How The Vladimir Putin Myth Shattered in 7 Days

For over 20 years, Russia’s leader has assumed a carefully-constructed persona: the Vladimir Putin myth. He was Russia’s latter-day Czar,…

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Gan Ying Walks the Silk Road from China to Rome: Will He Make It?

It is the first century AD. Han China and the Roman Empire are the two “superpowers” of east and west.…

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How Alexander the Great Asserted His Authority

Because he was such a force of nature, we tend to think that Alexander the Great’s accession to the throne…

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The Sword of Rome: Marcus Claudius Marcellus

It is late 216 BC. The Romans have just suffered a catastrophic defeat at Cannae. 40,000 Romans were packed in…

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