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David W Brown

Writes about: History , Lists

David Brown is coauthor of The Command (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) and Deep State (Wiley, 2013). He is a correspondent for The Atlantic and regular contributor to The Week and mental_floss. He can be found online at http://dwb.io.

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7 Incredible Things You Didn’t Know About Professional Scrabble
List
11 Things You Didn’t Know About CIA Operations in the Soviet Union
Article
4 People Who Built Your Computer
History
4 Surprising Places the U.S. Once Planned to Invade
Books
5 Ways North Korea Is Much Worse Than You Think
Books
15 Curious Facts About Sherlock Holmes and the Sherlockian Subculture
List
5 People Who Built Your Computer
Space
5 Research Tools for Studying the Universe
Big Question
How Are Moon Maps Made?
Space
11 Marvelous Mars Missions
List
The 8 Honorary Citizens of the United States
History
The Board Game Trial of the Century
History
When France Has Faced Terror Before
Space
15 Ongoing Space Missions You Should Know About
List
11 Movements to Replace Common Things
Politics
Where in the World is Kim Jong-un's Older Brother?
History
4 Other Notable White House Security Breaches
List
11 Fictional Wars and Why They're Being Fought
Space
11 Things You Might Not Know About the International Space Station
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering: A One Way Mission to Mars
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering: How to Land on Mars
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering: The Challenges of Building a Colony on Mars
Big Question
Who Are the "Black Widows" Threatening the Olympics?
Food
11 Things You Didn't Know About Chip Engineering
List
11 Places Where Wonderful Things Are Happening
Big Question
Why Would Ecuador Appeal to Edward Snowden?
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Thomas Farrell, the Man Who Built the World
List
13 Ways to Know if the Government is Reading Your Email
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Theodore Maiman, Inventor of the Laser
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Ruth Fertel, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House
List
4 More Terrible People and How They Were Captured
List
6 Terrible People and How They Were Captured
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Edsger Dijkstra, Computer Scientist
List
5 Americans Who Defected to North Korea
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Albert Ellis, Pioneering Psychologist
History
How Modern Family Almost Saved Osama bin Laden
History
Kim Jong-un's Less Responsible, Disney-Obsessed Older Brother
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Chuck Jones, animator of Looney Tunes
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Leonard Stringfield, Ufologist
List
22 Games of Chess in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Space
22 Space Agencies that Aren't NASA
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: José Capablanca, World Chess Champion
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Arthur Eichengrün, Inventor of Aspirin
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Doug McClure and Troy Donahue, the Two Halves of Troy McClure
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Frank Wisner, Father of American Covert Operations
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Chris Latta, voice of Starscream and Cobra Commander
Retrobituaries
Retrobituaries: Jack Cover, Inventor of the Taser
List
10 Things You Might Not Know About North Korea
List
6 Other Major Discoveries by the U.S. Geological Survey
Retrobituaries
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magie, Inventor of Monopoly
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