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When General Raymond E. Lee, the former U.S. military attaché in wartime London, died in 1958 at age 72, his obituary in the New York Times pointed out that no one “was ever more popular... read more

Hitler’s litany of disastrous mistakes in 1941 made it possible for the Allies to survive his country’s initial military successes and launch an audacious operation like D-Day.... read more

Ronald Reagan is deservedly famous for the ringing challenge he delivered at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987:... read more

On the night of November 9, 1938, exactly 80 years ago, Nazi Germany put on a display of unbridled anti-Semitic violence that was... read more

The Hoover Institution has acquired an oral history collection of 130 interviews, most of them with major political and cultural figures and dissident activists from Central and Eastern Europe,... read more

On the evening of May 10, 1960, the day before the planned Israeli kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann... read more

“The first part of my life was completely ordinary for a Soviet person of my generation,” Vladimir Voinovich wrote in his... read more

Months before the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station on April 26, 1986, Viktor Briukhanov, the plant’s director, told a reporter: “Whatever you say, we are no ordinary... read more

Fictional versions of real life like ‘The Crown’ manage to be both entertaining and accurate, but too many miniseries, films, and novels play fast and loose with facts.

There’s a... read more

In the 16 years he served as Germany's Chancellor, Helmut Kohl notched historic achievements while consistently outwitting those who underestimated him.

Former... read more

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