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: The Second Balkan War Begins
World War I Centennial: Kaiser Hopes for 25 More Years of Peace
World War I Centennial: Grand Vizier Assassinated, Serbia and Bulgaria Prepare for War
World War I Centennial: Falkenhayn Appointed Minister of War
World War I Centennial: First Balkan War Ends
World War I Centennial: Gay Spy Scandal Rocks Vienna
World War I Centennial: Conrad Urges War Against Serbia
World War I Centennial: Serbia and Greece Ally Against Bulgaria
World War I Centennial: Montenegro Backs Down, Greeks and Bulgarians Clash
World War I Centennial: Germany Promises to Respect Belgian Neutrality, Austria-Hungary Mobilizes Against Montenegro
World War I Centennial: Montenegro Takes Scutari, Austria-Hungary Threatens War
World War I Centennial: Ceasefire in the Balkans, French War Council Approves Plan XVII
World War I Centennial: German Chancellor Warns of Impending Racial Struggle
World War I Centennial: The Fall of Adrianople
World War I Centennial: King George I of Greece Assassinated
World War I Centennial: Austria-Hungary and Russia Stand Down
WWI Centennial: The Arms Race Shifts into High Gear
World War I Centennial: Next Time France Won’t Back Down, Poincaré Vows
World War I Centennial: Origins of the Second Balkan War
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
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