Geography gives us a sense of place. What a country has, in terms of its strategic location(s) and the natural resources found there, can also determine its role in the world. See why geography matters in this collection of stories.
This engraving depicts the Beagle, a ship on which Charles Darwin made his famous voyage.
Vorkuta, in Russia's northern climes, was once home to a Soviet-era forced labor camp.
This map image depicts the final resting place of Titanic, in the North Atlantic.
This map depicts the locations where experts have located the remains of Neanderthals.
Why is Maui the "magic island?" A charming folklore story tells us about Maui, the demigod, who created the Hawaiian Islands.
A postcard, from 1966, still depicts Etten as a rural community.
George Pollard, a Nantucket-based whaler whose first command was the whaling ship Essex, made a series of mistakes soon after leaving the harbor in Au...
Authorized by officials in Washington, James Donovan - the lawyer who saved Rudolf Abel's life - is sent to Berlin. His mission is to negotiated a spy...
This chapter describes Jacobo Timerman's arrest and imprisonment
This chapter describes the climate of the country under dictatorship.
Jacobo was both directly and indirectly affected by the war.
During America's Civil War, one of the country's most-famous writers penned a poem about ... the Revolutionary War.
Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living with her family in Amsterdam, was thirteen years old during the summer of 1942. At the time, German forces were...
After the Bishop of Digne shows kindness to Jean Valjean, providing him with food and allowing him to spend the night without pay, Valjean steals the ...
Les Miserables is a massive novel, by Victor Hugo, perennially considered one of the world's best books.
Denny Smith - from WIBC ("Indy's News Center," at 93.
What are the factors leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo on June 18, 1815?
The Ardennes Offensive initially favors Germany, leading to the Americans in trouble at Bastogne.
During the Blitz, German warplanes devastate Coventry on November 14, 1940.
Storing water in their large stems, Baobab trees help people during dry periods.
The Babylonian Empire, when it existed, was the most-powerful of all states in the ancient world.
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