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: 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
WWI Centennial: A Sinister Influence
WWI Centennial: Stalemate At Suvla Bay
WWI Centennial: U.S. Occupies Haiti
WWI Centennial: British Defeat Turks at Nasiriya
WWI Centennial: U.S. Rejects German Stance on U-boat Warfare
WWI Centennial: Plotting Serbia’s Demise
WWI Centennial: Germans Surrender in SW Africa
Because Bird Poop: How the U.S. Acquired Its Territories That Aren't States
WWI Centennial: Terror Attacks on U.S. Capitol, J.P. Morgan
WWI Centennial: New Offensive on Eastern Front, First Battle of the Isonzo
WWI Centennial: Women at War
WWI Centennial: “Monstrous Chapters of History”
WWI Centennial: Bryan Resigns Amid Neutrality Controversy
WWI Centennial: New Allied Attack at Gallipoli
WWI Centennial: Young Turks Issue Deportation Decree
WWI Centennial: Italy Declares War on Austria-Hungary
WWI Centennial: Second Battle of Artois
WWI Centennial: Lusitania Sunk, Breakthrough on Eastern Front
WWI Centennial: Gallipoli
WWI Centennial: Gas Attack at Ypres
WWI Centennial: British Defeat Turks at Shaiba
Fall of the South: “Now He Belongs to the Ages”
Fall of the South: Lee Surrenders
WWI Centennial: Armenian Persecution Mounts
Fall of the South: Breakthrough and the Burning of Richmond
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