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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.

The Planning of Pearl Harbor
WWI Centennial: Serbian Victory at Kolubara
WWI Centennial: The Gallipoli Plan
WWI Centennial: Revolving Door War on the Eastern Front
WWI Centennial: Ypres, the Final Fury
11 Dramatic Photos from World War I
WWI Centennial: November 1-9, 1914: A Global Conflict
WWI Centennial: Turning Point at Ypres, Turks Join Central Powers
WWI Centennial: Apocalypse at Ypres
WWI Centennial: Prelude to Apocalypse
WWI Centennial: The Fall of Antwerp
WWI Centennial: Battle of Arras
WWI Centennial: The Siege of Antwerp
WWI Centennial: The Race to the Sea Begins
WWI Centennial: Reims Cathedral Burns
WWI Centennial: The Birth of Trench Warfare
WWI Centennial: The Miracle on the Marne
WWI Centennial: Annihilation at Tannenberg
WWI Centennial: Charleroi and Mons
WWI Centennial: “The War to End All Wars”
WWI Centennial: Bloodbath at Liège
WWI Centennial: Britain Declares War on Germany
WWI Centennial: France Mobilizes, Germany Declares War on Russia
WWI Centennial: The Opening Shots of The Great War
WWI Centennial: Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia
WWI Centennial: Austria-Hungary Rejects Serbia’s Response
WWI Centennial: “This Is the European War!”
WWI Centennial: To the Cliff's Edge
WWI Centennial: Missed Signals
WWI Centennial: “A Leap In The Dark”
WWI Centennial: The Ultimatum Plan
WWI Centennial: Germany Gives Austria-Hungary a “Blank Check”
WWI Centennial: Austrians Decide on War With Serbia
WWI Centennial: Archduke Ferdinand Is Murdered in Sarajevo
WWI Centennial: The Archduke’s Final Days
14 Reasons World War I Happened (And Four Things That Could Have Stopped It)
WWI Centennial: Franz Ferdinand Wants Peace in the Balkans
WWI Centennial: Crisis In France Over Military Service Law
WWI Centennial: “Militarism Run Stark Mad”
WWI Centennial: Irish Troubles
WWI Centennial: “The Balkans for the Balkan Peoples”
WWI Centennial: Moltke Calls for War Without Delay
WWI Centennial: Assassins Prepare Amid Rumors of Serbian Coup
WWI Centennial: French Finalize War Plan with Fatal Flaws
WWI Centennial: French Cheer British Royals on State Visit
WWI Centennial: Serbian Government Fears Military Coup
World War I Centennial: Russia Pursues Naval Treaty with Britain
World War I Centennial: Tampico Incident Brings U.S., Mexico to Brink of War
World War I Centennial: Plotters Decide to Kill the Archduke
Two More Casualties of World War I in Belgium
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