“We are a fact-gathering organization only. We dont clear anybody. We dont condemn anybody. (J. Edgar Hoover)
Nazi Germany was driven by a desire to dominate the world and create a new master race. Every aspect of life in the Third Reich was focused on the goal of Aryan supremacy, and science and technology were no exception. Under the Nazis, conventional science and a range of fringes sciences were legitimate areas for …
In 1934, hundreds of jobless World War I veterans were sent to the remote Florida Keys to build a highway from Miami to Key West. The Roosevelt Administration was making a genuine effort to help these down-and-out vets, many of whom suffered from what is known today as post-traumatic stress disorder. But the attempt to …
At 1:23 a.m. in the morning of April 26,1986, the world was shaken by a man-made nuclear disaster: Unit four of the Chernobyl power plant met historical devastation that night, resulting in lasting ecological, medical, and political effects.
The Progressive Era was the period of American history between the 1890s and 1920s. It was a movement dedicated to political and social reform, largely driven by the middle class. In a world that was dominated by wealthy industrialists and threatened by radical ideas of laborers, the middle class strived for order.
“Csaire’s essay stands as an important document in the development of third world consciousness – a process in which [he] played a prominent role.” (Library Journal)
The 1960s space race captured our imaginations and our dreams. Todays efforts to revitalize and expand space travel is being driven not just by government agencies such as NASA, but also by visionaries such as Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic), Elon Musk (SpaceX), and Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin).
The American 345th Bomb Group – the Air Apaches – was legendary in the war against Japan. The first fully trained and fully equipped group sent to the South Pacific, the 345th racked up a devastating score against the enemy. Armed to the teeth with machine guns and fragmentation bombs, and flying their B-25s at …
By the widely celebrated New York Times best-selling author of Last Call – the powerful, definitive, and timely account of how the rise of eugenics helped America close the immigration door to inferiors in the 1920s.
“A lucid presentation of what progressive education can accomplish. (The New York Times)