World War II
Hulu’s ‘Catch-22’ Reboot is a Theater of the Absurd
Joseph Heller's famous war novel is vividly recreated over the course of six episodes in a new streaming miniseries.
‘Desert Fox’ Offers Thrilling Battle Scenes—and No New Takes
The Rommel biography focuses more on the general's North Africa adventures than on fresh scholarship.
Madame Fourcade Was One of World War II’s Most Daring Female Spies
The courageous socialite played a key role in the French Resistance—yet received little credit for her efforts.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: How Americans Made English a Bodacious New Language
Settlers created fresh, colorful words and phrases to describe their land and life
American West Historian Will Bagley Wins Big With Owen Wister Award
The overland trails expert has earned Western Writers of America’s 2019 award for lifetime contributions to the genre
Insidious Inspiration: How Jim Crow Inspired the Nazis
American statutes barring interracial sex and marriage were model for anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws