Not Without Meaning or Purpose: Hew Strachan’s The First World War

Greater than Its Parts: The Prospect of Global History

War on all the World: Starz’s Black Sails

Churchill Begins: Candice Millard’s Hero of the Empire

A Persistent Fiction: Myths of British Martial Prowess and Their Appeal

Byzantium Ascendant: Peter Frankopan’s The First Crusade

A Valiant Effort: Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur (2004)

Just Stop: Brian Kilmeade’s Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Crucible of the World: Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads