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

Why Washington Relinquished His Power, And Why He Returned
10 Things You Might Not Know About Hunting Pirate Ships
NASA Tests Rocket Engine That Will One Day Head to Mars
The Time Shakespeare Was Kicked Out of One Theatre, Locked Out of Another, and Forced to Build the Globe
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Smokejumpers
5 Plans to Colonize the Moon
10 Things Revealed About the Nixon White House
5 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Army Special Forces
What Scientists Have Discovered About Pluto (So Far)
7 Scientific Instruments 'New Horizons' Uses to Study Pluto
We Reach Pluto Tomorrow! 10 Fast Facts About 'New Horizons'
10 Things to Know When Sneaking into North Korea
11 Interesting Facts About Being on the Service Staff at the White House
What Is Palantir, and Why Is It Worth $20 Billion?
10 World-Shaping Events That Happened in 1920
7 Incredible Things You Didn’t Know About Professional Scrabble
11 Things You Didn’t Know About CIA Operations in the Soviet Union
4 People Who Built Your Computer
4 Surprising Places the U.S. Once Planned to Invade
5 Ways North Korea Is Much Worse Than You Think
15 Curious Facts About Sherlock Holmes and the Sherlockian Subculture
5 People Who Built Your Computer
5 Research Tools for Studying the Universe
How Are Moon Maps Made?
11 Marvelous Mars Missions
The 8 Honorary Citizens of the United States
The Board Game Trial of the Century
When France Has Faced Terror Before
15 Ongoing Space Missions You Should Know About
11 Movements to Replace Common Things
Where in the World is Kim Jong-un's Older Brother?
4 Other Notable White House Security Breaches
11 Fictional Wars and Why They're Being Fought
11 Things You Might Not Know About the International Space Station
Extreme Engineering: A One Way Mission to Mars
Extreme Engineering: How to Land on Mars
Extreme Engineering: The Challenges of Building a Colony on Mars
Who Are the "Black Widows" Threatening the Olympics?
11 Things You Didn't Know About Chip Engineering
11 Places Where Wonderful Things Are Happening
Why Would Ecuador Appeal to Edward Snowden?
Retrobituaries: Thomas Farrell, the Man Who Built the World
13 Ways to Know if the Government is Reading Your Email
Retrobituaries: Theodore Maiman, Inventor of the Laser
Retrobituaries: Ruth Fertel, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House
4 More Terrible People and How They Were Captured
6 Terrible People and How They Were Captured
Retrobituaries: Edsger Dijkstra, Computer Scientist
5 Americans Who Defected to North Korea
Retrobituaries: Albert Ellis, Pioneering Psychologist


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