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.

WWI Centennial: Americans Attack the St. Mihiel Salient; the Flu Turns Deadly
WWI Centennial: Lenin is Shot; Bolsheviks Unleash Red Terror
WWI Centennial: Germany Must End War, Generals Admit
WWI Centennial: “The Black Day of the German Army”
WWI Centennial: The French and Americans Advance On a Broad Front
WWI Centennial: The Tide Turns; the Romanovs are Executed
WWI Centennial: July 4 in France
WWI Centennial: Americans Victorious at Belleau Wood
WWI Centennial: Austria-Hungary’s Last Gasp
WWI Centennial: America’s Fighting Debut
WWI Centennial: The Spanish Flu Emerges
WWI Centennial: Czech Legion Revolts, Sedition Act Passed
WWI Centennial: “With Our Backs To The Wall”
WWI Centennial: Operation Mars Fails
WWI Centennial: Avenging Angel—Operation Michael
WWI Centennial: The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
WWI Centennial: Germans Reopen Eastern Offensive, Americans Support Unified Command
WWI Centennial: Wilson’s “Four Principles,” Broadway Closes
WWI Centennial: Britain Grants Women’s Suffrage
WWI Centennial: Wilson Presents ‘Fourteen Points,’ House Approves Suffrage Amendment
WWI Centennial: Last Christmas At War
WWI Centennial: An Overview
WWI Centennial: Armistice on the Eastern Front
WWI Centennial: The British Capture Jerusalem
WWI Centennial: Horror in Halifax
WWI Centennial: Surprise Attack At Cambrai
WWI Centennial: The Second Bolshevik Coup Attempt Succeeds
WWI Centennial: British Victory at Gaza and the Balfour Declaration
WWI Centennial: Disaster At Caporetto
WWI Centennial: First Passchendaele, Rainbow Division Crosses the Atlantic
WWI Centennial: Broodseinde and Poelcapelle
WWI Centennial: Menin Road Ridge and Polygon Wood
WWI Centennial: Germans Capture Riga, Kornilov Revolt
WWI Centennial: Race Riot In Houston
WWI Centennial: Salonika In Flames
WWI Centennial: Nightmare – Passchendaele
WWI Centennial: Battle of Mărăști
5 Surprising Facts About the Battle of Dunkirk
WWI Centennial: Bolshevik Coup Attempt Fails
WWI Centennial: Arabs Take Aqaba, Kerensky Offensive Fails
WWI Centennial: Russian Black Sea Fleet Mutinies
WWI Centennial: The Colossus Begins To Move
WWI Centennial: Battle of Messines
WWI Centennial: German Planes Bomb Britain
The Confederacy's Plan to Conquer Latin America
WWI Centennial: U.S. Adopts Draft
WWI Centennial: Mutinies Rock French Army, U-Boats Wreak Havoc
12 Technological Advancements of World War I
WWI Centennial: Nivelle Offensive Fails, Lenin Arrives In Petrograd
WWI Centennial: Brits Attack at Arras
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