The Wild Story Of Buck Barrow, Clyde Barrow’s Older Brother
After a life of petty crime and several attempts to go straight, Buck Barrow joined up with Bonnie and Clyde for just four months before he was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the head.
Meet Eliot Ness, The Chicago Lawman Who Took On Al Capone
As a Prohibition agent in Chicago, Eliot Ness and his team of "Untouchables" worked tirelessly to nab Al Capone — but his story didn't end there.
The Disturbing History Of Kuru, The Fatal Brain Disease Caused By Cannibalism
At its peak in the 1950s and '60s, the kuru epidemic nearly decimated the Indigenous Fore people of Papua New Guinea.
How French Mime Marcel Marceau Got His Start Smuggling Jewish Children To Safety During The Holocaust
As a member of the French Resistance, Marcel Marceau first developed his miming skills in order to keep children quiet while they evaded Nazi patrols on their way to the Swiss border.
How Gabriel Prosser Planned What Would Have Been The Largest Slave Rebellion In American History
In 1800, Gabriel Prosser recruited 2,000 people for Gabriel's Rebellion in Virginia, which was set to be the first large-scale slave revolt after the American Revolution.
How The Ashanti Empire Became One Of The Most Powerful Kingdoms In Pre-Colonial Africa
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Ashanti Empire ruled over much of modern-day Ghana — and tirelessly fought back against British colonization.
How Bushidō Went From An Ancient Samurai Code To A Modern Set Of Japanese Virtues
For centuries, Japanese samurai adhered to bushidō, a strict code of honor that emphasized loyalty and honor to country and family. And it still influences Japanese culture today.
Inside Operation Gladio, The CIA’s Secret Fight Against Communism In Cold War Europe
During Operation Gladio, the CIA was so desperate to thwart the spread of communism that it partnered with everyone from right-wing terrorists to the Vatican to the Mafia.
The Untold Story Of Wild West Gunfighter ‘Texas Jack’ Vermillion
Born John Wilson Vermillion, “Texas Jack” rode with Wyatt Earp on the legendary lawman's Vendetta Ride of 1882 — and became one of the most fearsome gunfighters of the Old West.
The Tragic Story Of Roméo Dallaire, The Man Who Tried To Stop The Rwandan Genocide
General Roméo Dallaire's peacekeeping mission in Rwanda ultimately failed when the United Nations ignored his warnings about the coming genocide in early 1994.
The Sad And Short Life Of Tad Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s Youngest Son
Growing up in the White House, Tad Lincoln was a "notorious hellion," a wide-eyed observer of the catastrophe of the Civil War, and the apple of his father's eye.