Conflict: World War II

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, sniper in the Red Army‘s 25th Rifle Division, was the most successful female sniper in history. In just one year of the Second World War, Pvt. Pavlichenko had a record 309 kills, including 36 enemy snipers. This record would have … Continue reading

The White Rose

Conflict: World War II

Not everyone in Nazi Germany was pleased with Hitler’s ideas. Among the scattered groups that resisted the Reich’s overpowering influence was one small group at Germany’s University of Munich who decided to take a stand in their own way. In … Continue reading

Smiljka’s Story

Conflict: World War II

From the depths of war and struggle come the small but inspiring stories of normal people. Their lives, once ordinary and quiet, become extraordinary as everything they know is uprooted and changed into an unrecognizable tangle of problems. The second … Continue reading

Hires Rootbeer

Conflict: Uncategorized

Back in the days of yore, colonial Americans enjoyed the simple pleasures of what were called “small beers.” These were local beverages—occasionally alcoholic—made with roots, herbs, and barks. The most common of these drinks were ginger beer, sarsaparilla beer, birch beer, … Continue reading