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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: Starvation Stalks Europe
WWI Centennial: The Tide Turns At Verdun
WWI Centennial: Italian Victory At Sixth Isonzo
WWI Centennial: Russians Resume Brusilov Offensive
WWI Centennial: Battle of Pozières, Romania Agrees to Join Allies
WWI Centennial: Battle of Bazentin Ridge
Here's What Happened to 15 Key Players in Hamilton After the Duel
WWI Centennial: Armageddon – The Somme
WWI Centennial: U.S. Mobilizes Troops, Vows to Pacify Border
WWI Centennial: Germans Capture Fort Vaux
WWI Centennial: Russians Launch Brusilov Offensive, Arab Revolt Begins
WWI Centennial: Day of the Dreadnoughts – Jutland
WWI Centennial: French Fail To Retake Fort Douaumont
WWI Centennial: Austrians Launch “Punishment Expedition” Against Italy
WWI Centennial: Britain, France Slice Up Ottoman Empire
WWI Centennial: British Crush Easter Rising
WWI Centennial: Russians Capture Trabzon
WWI Centennial: Brits Fail To Lift Kut Siege
WWI Centennial: Sussex Torpedoed, Rasputin’s Influence Grows
WWI Centennial: Russians Attack At Lake Naroch
WWI Centennial: Germans Widen Verdun Attack
WWI Centennial: The Struggle for Douaumont
WWI Centennial: The Devil’s Anvil – Verdun
Russians Conquer Erzurum, Cameroon Falls
WWI Centennial: The War In The Air
WWI Centennial: Britain Adopts Conscription
WWI Centennial: Turks Defeat Brits at Hanna
WWI Centennial: Russians Advance on Erzurum
WWI Centennial: Pancho Villa’s Troops Murder 18 Americans
WWI Centennial: Allies Complete Gallipoli Evacuation
WWI Centennial: “The End Looks Farther Off”
WWI Centennial: A Second Christmas At War
WWI Centennial: Invitation to the Devil – Verdun
WWI Centennial: Haig Takes Command
WWI Centennial: Agreeing Armageddon – The Somme
WWI Centennial: Huge Storm Lashes Gallipoli
WWI Centennial: The New KKK
WWI Centennial: Serbian “Great Retreat” Begins
WWI Centennial: Failure at Fourth Isonzo
WWI Centennial: Serbia In Collapse
WWI Centennial: Italians Defeated At Third Isonzo
WWI Centennial: France Confers Citizenship, Conscription
WWI Centennial: Germans Execute Edith Cavell
WWI Centennial: Central Powers Invade Serbia
WWI Centennial: Disaster At Loos
WWI Centennial: Huge Bombardment Opens Fall Offensive
WWI Centennial: Prelude to Rebellion
WWI Centennial: London Bombed, Lenin Calls for Revolution
WWI Centennial: Germany Backs Down, As Spy Scandals Erupt
WWI Centennial: A Defeat Foretold
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