Holy Terror by Jefferson Gray. During the Crusades, the Muslim sect known as the Assassins used a shocking means to tame its more powerful enemies: murder
1914: Marne in the Balance by Holger H. Herwig. France very nearly failed to repulse Germany's mammoth initial invasion. But it did, leading to a lethal long-term war of attrition
Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency by Mark Grimsley.
'Your Nations Shall Be Exterminated' by Don Cutler. In 1858, Col. George Wright pacified the Northwest Indian warriors using sabers, treaties, lies—and the hangman's noose
Mannerheim Draws Lines in the Snow by John M. Taylor. A former Russian cavalry officer helped Finland win independence, then saved it from Stalin and Hitler
What We Think About When We Think About Waterloo by Jeremy Black. A British military historian views the epic battle through the prisms of time and nationality
Vietnam Through the Lens of Larry Burrows by Tim Page. A fellow war photographer recalls the humble but legendary camera master
A 'Band of Demons' Fights for Texas by Noah Andre Trudeau. Using a brilliant artillery tactic, Zachary Taylor drove the Mexicans into the Rio Grande in the opening battles of the Mexican-American War
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1864: McClellan vs. Lincoln by Stanley Weintraub. In the 'bayonet election,' soldiers helped sway the vote
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