A look at history through the lens of three "castes" who have competed and collaborated to shape human societies.
The journal of a sixteenth-century headsman gives a view of early modern life from its terminus.
Tales of the High Bench's history, from the first female justice to take her place on the Court.
An all-inclusive blueprint of charming Lotharios through the ages.
A historian's inquiry into her Caribbean roots becomes a journey into a plantation's cruelties.
A century of ambition and bloodshed in Colonial America.
When the menace of Stalinism knew no borders.
The beginning of a complex relationship.
How the powers that had lined up against the Axis shifted positions to begin a chilly new conflict.
The fight over free speech on one campus and a secret campaign against academic activists.
How the wide-open spaces of the American frontier became a playground for English bluebloods.
In surviving eight assassination attempts, the queen cemented the British monarchy's popularity.
A quarter century before the Civil War, tensions over slavery erupted in the nation's capital.
A hundred years before Occupy Wall Street, a movement aimed at the structures of power seemed ready to explode.
The Rough Rider versus the Rotten Apple.
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