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.

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WWI Centennial: The Zimmermann Telegram
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WWI Centennial: Germany’s Fateful Gamble
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WWI Centennial: Rasputin Murdered
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WWI Centennial: Third Christmas at War
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WWI Centennial: Fall of Bucharest, Lloyd George to PM
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WWI Centennial: Franz Josef Dies
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WWI Centennial: British Advance Into Sinai
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WWI Centennial: Wilson Wins Reelection
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WWI Centennial: Ninth Isonzo, Strikes Rock Petrograd
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WWI Centennial: Germans Storm Romanian Passes
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WWI Centennial: Greece Splits Into Rival Factions
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WWI Centennial: Brits Fear Growing Dependence On U.S.
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WWI Centennial: The Tide Turns Against Romania
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Battles of Morval and Thiepval Ridge
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WWI Centennial: Rise Of The Tanks
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12 Technological Advancements of World War I
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WWI Centennial: Romania Joins Allies, Fall Of Falkenhayn
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WWI Centennial: Starvation Stalks Europe
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WWI Centennial: The Tide Turns At Verdun
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WWI Centennial: Italian Victory At Sixth Isonzo
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WWI Centennial: Russians Resume Brusilov Offensive
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WWI Centennial: Battle of Pozières, Romania Agrees to Join Allies
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WWI Centennial: Battle of Bazentin Ridge
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WWI Centennial: Armageddon – The Somme
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WWI Centennial: U.S. Mobilizes Troops, Vows to Pacify Border
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WWI Centennial: Germans Capture Fort Vaux
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WWI Centennial: Russians Launch Brusilov Offensive, Arab Revolt Begins
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WWI Centennial: Day of the Dreadnoughts – Jutland
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WWI Centennial: French Fail To Retake Fort Douaumont
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WWI Centennial: Austrians Launch “Punishment Expedition” Against Italy
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WWI Centennial: Britain, France Slice Up Ottoman Empire
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WWI Centennial: British Crush Easter Rising
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WWI Centennial: Russians Capture Trabzon
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WWI Centennial: Brits Fail To Lift Kut Siege
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WWI Centennial: Sussex Torpedoed, Rasputin’s Influence Grows
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WWI Centennial: Russians Attack At Lake Naroch
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WWI Centennial: Germans Widen Verdun Attack
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WWI Centennial: The Struggle for Douaumont
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WWI Centennial: The Devil’s Anvil – Verdun
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Russians Conquer Erzurum, Cameroon Falls
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WWI Centennial: The War In The Air
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WWI Centennial: Britain Adopts Conscription
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WWI Centennial: Turks Defeat Brits at Hanna
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WWI Centennial: Russians Advance on Erzurum
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WWI Centennial: Pancho Villa’s Troops Murder 18 Americans
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WWI Centennial: Allies Complete Gallipoli Evacuation
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WWI Centennial: “The End Looks Farther Off”
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WWI Centennial: A Second Christmas At War
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WWI Centennial: Invitation to the Devil – Verdun
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