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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.

World War I Centennial: Poincaré Takes Office, Coup in Mexico
The Last Time a (Really Big) Meteor Hit Russia
World War I Centennial: A False Glimmer of Hope
World War I Centennial: An Emperor’s Personal Plea for Peace
WWI Centennial: Coup in Constantinople, Betrayal in the Balkans, Conniving in the Caucasus
World War I Centennial: Poincaré Elected President of France
World War I Centennial: Schlieffen Is Dead, but His Plan Lives On
WWI Centennial: The Conference of London Convenes
World War I Centennial: Austria-Hungary Escalates, Kaiser Convenes War Council
World War I Centennial: Balkan Armistice, Britain Warns Germany
World War I Centennial: Albania Declares Independence
World War I Centennial: Austria-Hungary Mobilizes Against Russia
World War I Centennial: Bulgarian Offensive Halted at Chataldzha
World War I Centennial: The Greeks Capture Salonika
World War I Centennial: Wilson Takes The White House
World War I Centennial: Turks Defeated at Kirk Kilisse and Kumanovo
World War I Centennial: Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece Declare War
World War I Centennial: First Balkan War Begins
World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part III
World War I Centennial: Austria-Hungary Punts the Balkan Issue
World War I Centennial: Montenegro Pledges War
World War I Centennial: The French Press Reports Fleet Movements
How to Find Sunken Treasure
World War I Centennial: France Lays Out the Best-Case Scenario
World War I Centennial: The Balkans Spin Out of Control
World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part II
World War I Centennial: France Tells Russia England Will Fight Germany
World War I Centennial: Albanians Capture Skopje, Massacre at Kochana
World War I Centennial: Teddy Roosevelt Runs Again
World War I Centennial: Britain and France Team Up (Sort Of)
Harriet Tubman's Perfect Record: Brains and Opium on the Underground Railroad
World War I Centennial: Russia Promises to Attack Germany
World War I Centennial: Imagining the Demise of France
World War I Centennial: Confusion Reigns in Constantinople
World War I Centennial: Carving up the Ottoman Empire
World War I Centennial: With Friends Like These...
World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships
World War I Centennial: Breaking Up DuPont
World War I Centennial: Mounting Machine Guns on Airplanes
World War I Centennial: Protests and Pistols in Hungary's Parliament
World War I Centennial: Germany Ramps Up and Albanians Take Up Arms
World War I Centennial: Balkan Bedlam Beckons
World War I Centennial: Recalling the Messenger
World War I Centennial: Rattling the Saber at Sea
World War I Centennial: Mission Implausible
The L.A. Riots Erupted 20 Years Ago Today
Operation Eagle Claw: The Disastrous Rescue Attempt During the Iranian Hostage Crisis
World War I Centennial: Dire Straits
World War I Centennial: The Titanic and an Ambivalent Alliance
World War I Centennial: Britain Forms the Royal Flying Corps
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