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The Petticoat Rebellion of 1916

When women in a poorly administered Oregon town hacked an election in order to repair the town's problems.

Up in the Air

Two families come up with an ambitious and dangerous plan to escape from authoritarian East Germany in the 1970s.

The Zero-Armed Bandit

The story of a treacherous contraption that appeared mysteriously in a Lake Tahoe casino.

The Derelict

A series of accidents and errors amass into disaster at sea. But that's not the end of the story.

Surface Tension

In 1953 a storm of extreme severity struck the North Sea coasts of Britain and the Netherlands, subjecting communities to a ferocious watery onslaught.

Welcome to the Jungle

An 18th-century Peruvian woman encounters a staggering amount of bad luck as she attempts to reunite with the husband she hasn't seen in twenty years.

White Death

A lone Finnish sniper repels enough invading Russians in WW2 to earn the nickname "White Death".

Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Spuds of War

How a pharmacist tricked the French people into adopting the potato to forestall famine.

Absolute Zero is 0K

Victorian scientists struggle to reach and understand the vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly cold universe at Absolute Zero.

It Came from Beneath the Sea

A new island appears in the Mediterranean, and nearby countries quarrel over who should control it.
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