Harry Houdini – Escape Artist and Marketing Genius

This is a story of success. Amongst the hundreds of thousands of Central Europeans who left Europe to go to America in search of a better life, many are those who found out that America’s promises were vacuous, many managed to establish a decent living and some achieved spectacular successes, Continue Reading

General Heinz Guderian: The Father of the Blitzkrieg

In the first two years of World War II the Allies were stunned by the speed, coordination and efficacy of German’s armoured divisions, seemingly unstoppable. It was the success of the Blitzkrieg tactics, the ‘lightning war’. This success was attributed to the leadership and military genius of today’s protagonist. Even Continue Reading

Roy Benavidez: The Lazarus Soldier

We have been covering some outstanding soldiers here at Biographics, lately. Today’s protagonist is no exception and would probably rank among the very top because of his determination, courage, tactical competence and resilience. This is the extraordinary story of Master Sergeant Raul ‘Roy’ Benavidez, the Lazarus soldier, and of his Continue Reading

Kim Jong-un: A Brighter Future?

North Korea is a country shrouded in mystery. They do not allow their citizens to leave, and they cannot receive information from the outside world. The very few people who are allowed inside are under strict supervision. From the perspective of the United States, all we see of Kim Jong-un Continue Reading

Victor Lustig: The King of Con Men who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Count Victor Lustig may have been the most successful con man of the XXth Century. From the Belle Epoque to the Great Depression, through the Roaring Twenties and across two continents, this elegant swindler eluded the grasp of the law while racking in hundreds of thousands of Dollars. Newspapers described Continue Reading

Guy Fawkes and the Conspiracy of the Gunpowder Plot

“Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November. The Gunpowder Treason, and Plot. I know of know reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.” On November the 5th, 1604, thirteen men plotted together to blow up the Palace of Westminster in London on the day when the most powerful men Continue Reading

Adolf Hitler – The Rise of a Fanatical Führer

There is a sociological phenomenon called “Godwin’s Law”, which says that when an online conversation goes on long enough, someone is guaranteed to bring up Adolf Hitler, and it has never been more true than the comments of our videos! That’s right, the time has come for us to finally Continue Reading

John F. Kennedy: The Life and Death of a President

John F. Kennedy served as the 35th President of the United States, before he was killed in 1963. While we all know about JFK, chances are that you probably know more about the conspiracy theories surrounding his assassination that the actual details of his life. This story goes far deeper Continue Reading

Vladimir Lenin: The Founder of the Soviet Union

He is the only person whose baby picture was flown into space, and whose body has been preserved for decades after his death. He pushed his version of Communism so far, and for so long, that he was able to overthrow the government of the largest country in the world. Continue Reading

Leon Trotsky: Communism’s True Believer

Leon Trotsky was a man of thought and action. His dream of a utopian society built on Marxism crumbled around him yet he never gave up on his ideals. When he was sidelined by the power hungry Josef Stalin he wielded his pen to expose the despot to the world, Continue Reading