| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91.
Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness.
Soames wrote several books that provided an...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50.
The cause was pneumonia,...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Jean-Roger Groult represents the fifth generation of the Groult family, which started distilling Calvados from cider on their farm in Normandy, France, in the mid-1800s.
The property, where some 5,600 trees produce a wide variety of sweet, bittersweet...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:59 PM
A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The telegram arrived June 20, 1944.
Catherine Pokrifcsak says she was home from work the day her family got the kind of news that families of American men at war have been receiving for centuries:
Your son/husband/brother is dead.
Second Lt. Peter...
| May 30, 2014
This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:15 AM
TV will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a major turning point in World War II, with special coverage, including a prime-time special on NBC.
"Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy" focuses on four World War II veterans, their D-Day...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:02 PM
If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap.
So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:09 PM
June 6 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, marking the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the end of World War II. People around the world will gather at museums and memorials to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the 175,000...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:46 AM
When conversation about World War II turns toward the East, toward Asia, attention generally focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Battle of Iwo Jima or the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
The island of Okinawa seems far away, far in the distant...
| Apr 11, 2014
Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, Ayelet Waldman's historically resonant new novel offers stories within stories, spanning a century of European wars and social movements, (mostly) ill-starred relationships, and the ambiguous aftermath of these...