Tyler Lange, the author of The First French Reformation, traces European political thought through the 15th to 17th centuries in search of continuity.

In this excerpt from his new book July Crisis, T.G. Otte reflects on the year 1914 as the beginning of the greatest war in world history. The events in Europe that July catapulted nations around the globe into a years-long conflict that continues to define national identity, international relations, and global culture.

Robert E. May, the author of Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics, sat down with us to discuss the complex causes of the Civil War, including the little-studied debate between Abraham Lincoln and...

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