Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, never once acknowledged Jefferson Davis as the president of the Confederate States. Here’s why.
Antoine Jomini developed theories of war that have been regarded as enduring by one group of military professionals or another. This short arcticle shows how today, aspects of his theory have been disproven over time due to changes in technology, the evolution of warfare and politics.
Read some of the greatest, most anthologized short stories ever. These selections have held up through the years as standards of the form. Each story has a short summary and a link for easy reading.
Toilet paper is something we use every day, but how much do you know about it? You might be surprised at just how many fun facts there are to learn about it. See how many of these you already knew!
Sylvia Plath's poem The Arrival of the Bee Box is one of five bee poems she wrote focusing on identity, creativity and control. Plath searches for her true poetic self and her womanhood using metaphor and powerful imagery. Reality fuses with dream-like narrative.
The American Civil War has been described as the first total war of the modern era. Similarly, World War I and World War II have also been described as modern manifestations of total war. Is it accurate to characterize all three conflicts as examples of total war? Is there value in doing so?
Social amoebas are also known as cellular slime molds and dictyostelids. They start life as separate ameboid cells but join to form a multicellular grex or slug when food is scarce. The grex has some interesting abilities.
The Himalayan blackberry is a beautiful plant in spring and summer. It produces delicious blackberries, but it's an invasive species and grows aggressively.
In 1968 Peanuts, the most popular comic strip in history, was still all white. But a concerned schoolteacher convinced Charles Schulz to bring a black kid into the cast.
Lost in the woods of the Ardennes, a lone American artillery lieutenant sets out to fight his own war against the Germans.
The monkey puzzle tree is a very strange and interesting plant. It's native to South America but grows in parks and gardens in other areas as an introduced plant.
Which language do Belgians speak? It might surprise some, but the mothertongue of the Belgian population is not English, nor do most Belgians speak French. But what do they speak then? In this article, I will explain what Belgians do speak and why the Belgian language question is not that easy.