Episodic History: Bryan’s Picks

A World Afire: Empires at War, 1911-1923

Size, or How You Rule It? Determining History’s Greatest Empire

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

Greater than Its Parts: The Prospect of Global History

Testing Whether That Nation Can Long Endure: America as a Failed State during the Civil War?

Byzantium Ascendant: Peter Frankopan’s The First Crusade

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

We Love Them Anyway: Guilty Pleasures in TV and Film