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  • Juan Soto: The Human Wildcat

    Bandido Juan Soto stalked California’s Coast Range with abandon—until Sheriff Harry Morse caught up to him...

  • The Making of a Hero: Douglas MacArthur’s Daring Mexican Heroics

    A brash young U.S. Army officer lived up to his hair-raising heritage ...

  • The Shock of War

    Rage Of Battle’ Forever Haunted Some Veterans n 1862, Owen Flaherty left his wife and son in Terre Haute, Ind., and joined the 125th Illinois Infantry. He was, by all accounts,...

  • Confederate Con Artist

    A mysterious woman of many names and dubious merit became a southern media celebrity or 140 years, historians have puzzled over a book published in 1876 titled The Woman in...

  • George Meade: Warrior and Engineer

    Two Roads Taken: George Meade found fame as Both a Warrior and an Engineer hat a waste of time and energy,” George Meade wrote to his wife on December 18, 1845, as he approached...

  • Pride before the Fall: Why Japan Failed at Tank Warfare

    During World War II, Germany's tanks were deemed superior. But Japan was the first leading nation in armored warfare before the war. What changed?...

  • FILM RECON: Hacksaw Ridge

    SNAPSHOT: Andrew Garfield gives a powerful and moving performance as army medic Desmond Doss in Hacksaw Ridge, a film that is brutally effective in its depictions of combat but...

  • Sky Above, Mud Below

    Only those who endured the shrieking shells, stagnant water, creeping rats and rotting corpses could truly convey the horrors of World War I trench warfare...