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Manga and Anime: The Japanese Invasion

Japanese comics and cartoons, with their bold art and complex plots, have captured the hearts and imaginations of a worldwide audience. by Jennie Wood …

Lim Bo Seng

Lim Bo Seng is a national hero in Singapore for his resistance to Japanese forces during World War II. A native Chinese who moved to Singapore as a child, Lim led efforts to raise funds to help China…

Tariq Aziz,

deputy prime minister of Iraq, acted as Saddam Hussein's spokesman in the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, repeatedly denying that Iraq possessed—or was developing&md…

Gen. Richard Myers,

chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, played a key role in the planning of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. As the top military adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Myers serves as a …

Omar Bradley

Omar Nelson Bradley graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1915, where he later taught mathematics. After years of administrative posts, Bradley was a brigadier general wh…

Isabeli Fontana

Isabeli Fontana began appearing in the Victoria's Secret catalog in 1999 -- reportedly after her youthful good looks caused the company to breach its usual policy of hiring only models aged 21 or olde…

King Cnut/Canute

A Danish heir to the throne, Cnut led his forces against the English king, Edmund Ironside, and forced an agreement that divided the country. A month later Ironside died and Cnut became the sole rule…

Paul Wolfowitz,

deputy defense secretary, began making a case for an invasion of Iraq shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the U.S. He said Saddam Hussein should be ousted before h…