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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: 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
WWI Centennial: St. Mihiel Offensive
Fall of the South: Last Hurrah, Final Words
WWI Centennial: Fall of Przemyśl
Fall of the South: Battle of Bentonville
WWI Centennial: Disaster at the Dardanelles
Fall of the South: Confederates Vote to Arm Slaves
WWI Centennial: Battle of Neuve Chapelle
WWI Centennial: Italy Moves Towards War
Fall of the South: “With Malice Toward None”
WWI Centennial: Ethnic Violence Around the World
WWI Centennial: Churchill Convenes Tank Committee
WWI Centennial: Allied Ships Bombard Turkish Forts
Fall of the South: The Burning of Columbia
WWI Centennial: Young Turks Plot Armenian Genocide
WWI Centennial: Winter Battle of the Masurian Lakes
WWI Centennial: Germans Declare Unrestricted U-boat Warfare
Fall of the South: Congress Passes Thirteenth Amendment
WWI Centennial: Germans Repulsed at Givenchy
WWI Centennial: Zeppelins Bomb English Towns
WWI Centennial: British Plan Naval Attack on Dardanelles
WWI Centennial: Turkish Debacle at Sarikamish
WWI Centennial: New Year in a World at War
The WWI Christmas Truce of 1914
WWI Centennial: First Battle of Champagne Begins
WWI Centennial: German Navy Bombards British Towns
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