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100th Anniversary of Roald Amundsen Reaching South Pole—How the Grueling Race Was Won

By David Roberts; Photograph by London News/Getty Images It was the strangest of all races. Two teams of five men each—one British, the other Norwegian—set out at the beginning of the 1911 Antarctic summer, both bent on becoming the first explorers to reach the South Pole. The British team was led by 43-year-old Robert Falcon…

40th Annivesary of Moonwalk: Classic Film Revisits Magnitude of Lunar Missions

Text by Ryan Bradley; Photograph courtesy of Criterion Collection “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” —JFK September 12, 1962 Forty years is a long time, technologically speaking. This is the immediately striking thing about For All…

Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales
Anne Frank’s Extraordinary Act of Survival

Anne’s  Great Act How a young girl hiding in an attic, writing in her journal, transcended what it means to survive. Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival; Illustration by Marc YankusIf she had lived, Anne Frank would have turned 80 this June. Hers was an extraordinary…

Deep Survival: Anne Frank’s Extraordinary Act of Survival

Anne’s  Great Act How a young girl hiding in an attic, writing in her journal, transcended what it means to survive. Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival; Illustration by Marc YankusIf she had lived, Anne Frank would have turned 80 this June. Hers was an extraordinary…