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Meredith Hindley is a historian living in Washington, D.C. She is a senior writer for Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and her work also appears in Salon, Lapham's Quarterly, and the New York Times.

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

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Looking again at the causes and effects of the conflict that reshaped a continent, and history.

Six Months in 1945

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Six Months in 1945

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How the powers that had lined up against the Axis shifted positions to begin a chilly new conflict.

Freedom’s Cap

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Freedom’s Cap

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The story of the U.S. Capitol's renovation during a period of tumult.

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

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Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

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A case for how religious belief has shaped America's foreign policy.

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War

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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War

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A doomed plan with a momentous legacy.

Destiny of the Republic

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Destiny of the Republic

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The little-known story of the shooting of the twentieth president, and its aftermath.

A World on Fire

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A World on Fire

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A British writer puts the spectacle of the American Civil War on a transatlantic stage.

Moral Combat

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Moral Combat

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A noted historian of the Third Reich offers "a moral history of the Second World War."

Jane Addams

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Jane Addams

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A new life of the trailblazing activist and peace advocate who founded Hull House.

Russia Against Napoleon

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Russia Against Napoleon

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A new account of the war that began the modern era in Europe.