Battle-hardened Queen Tomyris took on Cyrus the Great and brought the conqueror down.
The fight against patriarchy began long before the burning of bras.
Former Chinese prostitute Ching Shih commanded a huge fleet of pirates, escaped from the world’s most powerful navies and retired in comfort.
At Wellesley College, Hillary Rodham learned a lot of things, including how to be a Democrat.
The strange case of the small, feisty battalion that brought the British Empire to its knees — or at least kicked its shins.
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Apollo 11 landed triumphantly on the moon. But someone had to plan ahead, just in case it didn’t.
Beer is getting big with a hipster crowd. But as a country, India still loves the hard stuff.
Toby Heaps lives in Canada. So how’d the magazine publisher end up as a presidential candidate’s press secretary?
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