The Biggest Bet In History

Dr Fred Brooks University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Computer pioneer Dr Fred Brooks discusses the IBM 360 Project and his life.

The Battle of Jutland

Nick Jellicoe

The Battle of Jutland was the most important naval battle of World War 1.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis, author of “Israel : A Concise History of a Nation Reborn” discusses the history of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Amazing Story of Castle Itter

Stephen Harding

Historian Stephen Harding discusses the amazing battle of Castle Itter. It was the only battle in World War II where German and American military forces fought together.

The Majesty of the Mayans

Dr. Richard Hansen University of Utah

Dr. Hansen is the Chief Archeologist of the Mayan site of El Mirador in Guatemala. He discusses his groundbreaking discoveries which proved the Mayans were far more advanced at an earlier time, called the Preclassic period, then had been previously known.

The Rosenstrasse Protest

Nathan Stoltzfus Florida State University

Arguably the most successful spontaneous protest in Nazi Germany. This unique protest in February and March of 1943 in Berlin resulted in the release of thousands of Jews by Nazi Germany who were married to Christians.

The Rat Line

Gerald Steinacher

Historian Gerald Steinacher discusses his book “Nazi’s On The Run” about how so many German war criminals escaped Europe following WW 2.

Tiananmen Square Massacre

Dr. Timothy Brook

Dr. Timothy Brook discusses his book "Quelling The People" about the June 4th, 1989 killing of thousands of students in, and around, Tianmen Square in Beijing, China.

FDR’s Shadow War

Mark Wortman

Author Mark Wortman discusses his acclaimed book "1941 The Shadow War" about President Franklin Roosevelt’s efforts to deter Japan and fight Hitler prior to Pearl Harbor.