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Behind Every Successful Dictator…

Celebrity gossip from 1939: When Hitler’s girlfriend moved in after a 10-year courtship, the question on everyone’s mind was “Is Hitler getting married?”  More

Cubans Marching in May Day, 1962
The Cuban Conundrum

Travel 90 miles south of Florida, 50-100 years into the past: Reports from the war-torn island in 1898, and from Castro's Cuba in 1963. More

Bombing America

In a time when suicide bombers were unthinkable, a young journalist analyzed America’s chances of being attacked. More

Al Jennings
Romancing the Robber

More than 100 years ago, Al Jennings was touted as a gallant, free-spirited hero who happened to be a professional criminal. He was probably none More

The Great War: December 12, 1914

In this week’s dispatch from the German lines, Irvin S. Cobb reports on a crude device the French were using and excuses for increased collateral More

Who’s Afraid of Mike Nichols?

Liz Taylor called him Chicken Fat, and Burton called him disturbing. The Post remembers a hip, laid-back comedian with a martini-dry delivery in an interview More

The Great War: November 21, 1914

A German defends his country’s invasion of Belgium and a Canadian woman faces the scorn and pity of her neighbors after saving her husband from More

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