Books & Films Story Briefs

Great books and films rivet our attention. Then we learn there is even more behind them than the final work. Let's go behind them and find out more.

Originally owned by Franklin & Armfield, dealers in slaves, this slave pen was located not far from the U.S. Capitol.

In this fictional setting, at Jurassic World, scientists working in the "Hammond Creation Lab" follow a detailed process to produce new dinosaur attra...

Henry Bliss Northup was the man who rescued Solomon Northup - whose slave name was ''Platt Hamilton'' - from slavery.

See the global trailer for Jurassic World, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Solomon Northup, a free black, is listed as a slave called "Plat Hamilton" on this manifest for the brig Orleans.

It was in this cabin - owned by James and William Gillis and located in Tuolumne County, California - where Samuel Clemens, writing as Mark Twain, cre...

After close relationships with two different kings - Francis I (of France) and Henry VIII (of England) - Mary Boleyn marries twice. Some historians be...

In the 12th century, the King of England was vexed by Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Because the clouds have cleared on Sunday morning - December 7, 1941 - every pilot has an unobstructed view as hundreds of Japanese airplanes approach...

One of the wonders of the ancient world, the lighthouse at Alexandria, Egypt was located on the island of Pharos.

Rudolf Abel was a Soviet spy, living in America for eight years, before an informer (his own assistant) blew Abel's cover when the informer defected i...

Sgt. Matt Eversmann is portrayed by Josh Hartnett in the movie Black Hawk Down. He is a hero from the Battle for Mogadishu.

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