Volume 72 Issue 9 September 2022

Total War

The means, tactics and strategies employed by Vietnamese communist authorities against the occupying French.

The Man behind the Leader

Bayard Rustin, African American civil rights leader, was also a pacifist, a socialist and a gay rights activist.

Safe Passage

Protecting merchant ships during the Napoleonic Wars, the British convoy system was instrumental in securing its narrow victory. 

The Man Who Was Briefly King

Arriving in the remote and jungled highlands of Annam, a swindling Frenchman was able to establish himself as the region’s self-appointed ruler. 

The Original Rock Star

200 years on from the deciphering of the most famous piece of rock in the world, what does reading the Rosetta Stone reveal?

Good as Gold

The absence of formal government on the American frontier emboldened miners to take powers usually reserved to the state, subjecting criminals to their own brand of vigilante justice.