Erik Sass

Erik Sass is the author of The Mental Floss History of the United States and co-author with Steve Wiegand of The Mental Floss History of the World, both of which you should go buy right now. When he’s not writing about historical curiosities for mental_floss, he covers online and traditional media for MediaPost. His interests include water gardens, games of strategy, geography, and cats.

WWI Centennial: America’s Fighting Debut
WWI Centennial: The Spanish Flu Emerges
WWI Centennial: Czech Legion Revolts, Sedition Act Passed
WWI Centennial: “With Our Backs To The Wall”
WWI Centennial: Operation Mars Fails
WWI Centennial: Avenging Angel—Operation Michael
WWI Centennial: The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
WWI Centennial: Germans Reopen Eastern Offensive, Americans Support Unified Command
WWI Centennial: Wilson’s “Four Principles,” Broadway Closes
WWI Centennial: Britain Grants Women’s Suffrage
WWI Centennial: Wilson Presents ‘Fourteen Points,’ House Approves Suffrage Amendment
WWI Centennial: Last Christmas At War
WWI Centennial: An Overview
WWI Centennial: Armistice on the Eastern Front
WWI Centennial: The British Capture Jerusalem
WWI Centennial: Horror in Halifax
WWI Centennial: Surprise Attack At Cambrai
WWI Centennial: The Second Bolshevik Coup Attempt Succeeds
WWI Centennial: British Victory at Gaza and the Balfour Declaration
WWI Centennial: Disaster At Caporetto
WWI Centennial: First Passchendaele, Rainbow Division Crosses the Atlantic
WWI Centennial: Broodseinde and Poelcapelle
WWI Centennial: Menin Road Ridge and Polygon Wood
WWI Centennial: Germans Capture Riga, Kornilov Revolt
WWI Centennial: Race Riot In Houston
WWI Centennial: Salonika In Flames
WWI Centennial: Nightmare – Passchendaele
WWI Centennial: Battle of Mărăști
5 Surprising Facts About the Battle of Dunkirk
WWI Centennial: Bolshevik Coup Attempt Fails
WWI Centennial: Arabs Take Aqaba, Kerensky Offensive Fails
WWI Centennial: Russian Black Sea Fleet Mutinies
WWI Centennial: The Colossus Begins To Move
WWI Centennial: Battle of Messines
WWI Centennial: German Planes Bomb Britain
The Confederacy's Plan to Conquer Latin America
WWI Centennial: U.S. Adopts Draft
WWI Centennial: Mutinies Rock French Army, U-Boats Wreak Havoc
12 Technological Advancements of World War I
WWI Centennial: Nivelle Offensive Fails, Lenin Arrives In Petrograd
WWI Centennial: Brits Attack at Arras
WWI Centennial: U.S. Declares War On Germany
WWI Centennial: Germans Withdraw to Hindenburg Line, Wilson Decides On War
WWI Centennial: The End of the Romanov Dynasty
WWI Centennial: Revolution in Russia
WWI Centennial: America Outraged by Zimmermann Telegram
WWI Centennial: French Arrest Mata Hari
WWI Centennial: Russian Unrest Triggers Crackdown
WWI Centennial: U.S. Breaks Off Relations With Germany
WWI Centennial: Wilson Calls For “Peace Without Victory”
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