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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: 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
World War I Centennial: Germany Throws Down the Naval Gauntlet
World War I Centennial: Gathering the Fleets
World War I Centennial: Balkan Secrets
World War I Centennial: Bombs Over Libya
World War I Centennial: The Belgian Question
World War I Centennial: The Haldane Mission
World War I Centennial: More Guns and Ships for Germany
World War I Centennial: The Socialist Menace
World War I Centennial: Councils of War
11 Wars That Led to Natural Disasters
11 Natural Disasters That Led to Wars
World War I Centennial: The Treaty of Berlin
5 Tyrants Who Died Relatively Peaceful Deaths (and 5 Who Weren't So Lucky)
The Nazi Sex Doll Initiative
6 Revolutionary Groups That Robbed Their Country's Banks
Operation Barbarossa: The Biggest Military Adventure in History
To Show the Body, Or Not to Show the Body: That Is the Question
Get Out! How 8 Dictators Spent Their Exile Years
William Swallow's Excellent Adventure
International Head Games: Turning Sweden Against the Soviets
What Lies Beneath: Libya's Great Manmade River
Profiles in Scourges: Pablo Escobar
8 Nuclear Weapons the U.S. Has Lost
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