History book recommendations for the holidays: 1493, The Marne 1914, The War That Ended Peace.
The Hagia Sophia has a long an rich history and is one of the most famous buildings in Europe. The building is breathtaking both from the outside and the inside.
This is a video review (plus article) of the book Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond (in 3 Minutes or less).
Amazon.com has just released “The Man in the High Castle”. This is a good starting point to look at a fascinating topic: alternate history.
November 9th is a particular day in German history. Across less than 100 years, four major events happened on this very day.
Unknown Seas: The Portuguese Captains and the Passage to India by Ronald Watkins chronicles the Portuguese exploration of Africa and the search for a sea rout to India in the 15th century.
We have collected six notable quotes about war from historical statesmen, soldiers and authors (amongst them Bismarck, Roosevelt and Clemenceau) and present them in an article and a video.
Germany: Memories of a Nation is an excellent audio podcast presented by Neil MacGregor. In 30 episodes it covers 600 years of German history. Additionally we look at the book – including a short video review.