Meet The Edelweiss Pirates: The Little-Known Teenaged Resistance Fighters Of Nazi Germany
In stark contrast to the Hitler Youth, the Edelweiss Pirates resisted Nazism in any way they could at a time when doing so was a criminal offense.
Ann Atwater Pushed To Integrate Her City’s Schools — And Got A Klansman To Join Her In The Fight
In the 1960s, Ann Atwater could feel the breeze through the cracks in her house's walls. Then a housing advocate recommended she attend a community organizing training — and the rest is history.
The Knights Of The Golden Circle: The Secret Civil War Society That Wanted To Build An Empire Of Slavery
The Knights of the Golden Circle sought to create a confederation that would encompass 2,400 square miles from the southern United States to South America — and run on the labor of slaves.
Meet Bobby Beausoleil: The Haight-Ashbury Hippie Who Became A Manson Family Murderer
With the help of Charles Manson, Bobby Beausoleil went from just another struggling actor and musician to a world-famous murderer.
17-Year-Old Kitty Lutesinger Helped Police Nab The Manson Family For The Tate Murders
Kathryn "Kitty" Lutesinger told the police about a fellow Manson Family member who bragged about stabbing someone. That someone? A murder victim at Sharon Tate's house.
Mary Brunner, A Librarian From Wisconsin, Was Charles Manson’s First Recruit
Mary Brunner immediately fell under Charles Manson's spell. She bore his son, aided in a murder, and attempted to hijack a plane in his name.
Meet Ellen and William Craft, The Slaves Who Escaped To Freedom Disguised As A Slave Owner And His Valet
After 200 miles aboard a train owned by their master and a nail-biting boat ride, Ellen and William Craft made their way to Philadelphia to become free.
The Unbelievable True Story Of Colonel Sanders: The Poor Boy Who Became King Of Chicken
Before he was the Colonel, Sanders sold insurance, tires, and gas. He worked on a number of ferries and on farms. Eventually, he stumbled into the fried chicken business and never looked back.
Giacomo Casanova Was An Adventurer, Libertine, And Child Molester
Giacomo Casanova's memoirs are celebrated for their thorough depiction of life in 18th-century Europe, but they also detail the escapades of a serial rapist.
Meet William Moulton Marston: The Man Who Invented The Lie Detector And Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman was first printed in December 1941 and was inspired by her creator, Dr. William Moulton Marston's, wife and lover.
Siren And Scientist: The Untold Story Of Hollywood Sex Symbol Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr was known in Hollywood as "the most beautiful woman in the world," and she also invented the technology that ultimately led to WiFi.