Renowned military historian Jeremy Black offers reflections on the value of military history and a glimpse into the future of war.
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Historians assess both the high cost of war and the debatable cost of peace by looking at Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox.
Award-winning historian Margaret MacMillan provides a thoughtful retrospective on how the actions of numerous nations and leaders as well as ideas and values contributed to the outbreak of the First World War.
Celebrated activist Cornel West provides a vivid portrait of visionary 19th- and 20th-century African-American leaders and explores their lasting legacies in the age of Obama.