Loving history is so bitter sweet because everyone you live for is gone, so you just have to use your imagination and some facts to try to even fathom how perfect they really were. It is a very wishful passion.
This would have been helpful information 238 years ago.
"The greater the struggle the more glorious the victory…"
I need this book like yesterday.
"Sorry kids, you can’t read Amelia Bodelia, we’re going to be studying Washington and Lafayette this week"
This is how I will turn the next generation of children into revolutionary historians…
Me flirting with someone I’m not emotionally invested in:
Me flirting with someone I actually like:
Happy Constitution Day! I encourage everyone to pick up your own copy and READ it.
In which John Green teaches you about World War I and how it got started. Crash Course doesn’t usually talk much about dates, but the way that things unfolded in July and August of 1914 are kind of important to understanding the Great War. You’ll learn about Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilo Pincep, the Black Hand, and why the Serbian nationalists wanted to kill the poor Archduke. You’ll also learn who mobilized first and who exactly started the war. Sort of. Actually there’s no good answer to who started the war, but we give it a shot anyway.
— Bryan “Sneaky Pete” Cranston (via micdotcom)