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Devouring the Heart of Portugal

In 1924 a bankrupt businessman in Portugal launched an audacious international scheme to become one of the wealthiest men in the world.
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The Mount St. Helens Trespasser

Robert Rogers, a man obsessed with trespassing, sets his sights on Mount St. Helens in the spring of 1980.
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Hunting For Kobyla

The true story of a runaway Nazi, a determined sleuth, and a chase around the world.
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The Unceasing Cessna Hacienda

In 1958, one heavily modified airplane flew out of Las Vegas with a single objective: Don’t land.
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The Kingpin of Shanghai

From the depths of poverty, Du Yuesheng rose through Shanghai’s underworld to become one of the most influential, and overlooked, figures in modern China.
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Hard to Swallow

When it came to protests, America’s lower classes at the turn of the century had a bevy of galling circumstances to c...
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To Hell With Facebook

The earliest known version of the idiom "the straw that broke the camel's back" was written by the English philosophe...
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Capital, Punished

Located 350 km (217 miles) southeast of Puerto Rico, the British island of Montserrat is sometimes called 'The Emeral...
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The Traveler and His Baggage

In Nazi-occupied Paris, “Dr. Eugène” offered Jews an alternative to deportation, slavery, and death camps. But the escape network was not what it seemed.
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A Taste of Italy

In the mid-1800s, Italy was consumed by two parallel fights: one to rid itself of Austrian domination (a holdover fro...
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