Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho

Amnesty International describes her as “perhaps Mexico’s most famous investigative journalist and women’s rights advocate.” Lydia Cacho knows that recognition comes with a cost. In the middle of the night in 2004, she was arrested at her home...
“Frankly, I had enjoyed the war.”

“Frankly, I had enjoyed the war.”

Born into an aristocratic family in 1880, Carton de Wiart’s future seemed assured. At age 11 he was sent to an exclusive boarding school in England, then went on to study law at Oxford.  But when he was 19, he left college and enlisted in the British Army.  His...
Simone Michel-Lévy

Simone Michel-Lévy

One of the great heroes of the French resistance, Simone Michel-Lévy was instrumental in setting up a communications network connecting resistance cells. She was an administrator in the French Post, Telephone and Telegraph service, the PTT, when Germany invaded...
Albert Jacka

Albert Jacka

The battles fought by the Australian Imperial Force at Gallipoli are widely regarded as the defining story of the mettle of the Australian military. On April 25, 1915, Australian soldiers landed at what is now called Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula. By that...
Johaven Gonzales

Johaven Gonzales

  “I remember I could feel the car tilting, then we were going up and down, then we were just flying off.” This is how 8-year-old Johaven Gonzales described what it was like to be in a car plunging down a 150 foot embankment.  They had been driving on...