D-Day, 80 Years Later

We often read of the great events of history and consider that their outcomes were inevitable. There is something natural about this tendency. We live in the world that emerged from the outcomes of great contests and wars, and we cannot quite imagine what the world would have looked like had those events turned out […]

A Tribute to David McCullough

The start of a new semester always includes introductory level history courses full of students whose primary interest is not necessarily history. At my institution, I teach intro history courses in American history and modern church history, and since those courses are required, I can always count on there being students in the room who […]