Erik Sass holds a BA in history from Duke University and an MA in journalism from NYU. Since 2011 he has written a blog covering the causes of the First World War, as well as the events of the war itself, to commemorate the centennial of the conflict. He is also the author of The Mental Floss History of the United States and coauthor of The Mental Floss History of the World. He lives in Silver Spring, MD with his husband and daughter.
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