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  • Father of the Navy

    John Barry fought for his adoptive country at sea and presided at the birth of the U.S. Navy Royal Navy Lieutenant Richard Boger was vexed. The commander of the eight-gun sloop...

  • Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Ride

    On San Juan Hill, a boyhood tenderfoot became a war hero....

  • Fire for Effect: Invisible Man Simpson

    Skillful, reliable, and able to handle any mission, a guy named Bill Simpson managed to be one of the greatest generals all while avoiding the spotlight. ...

  • Midway Betrayal

    Who blew the secret behind the U.S. Navy’s victory at Midway—and why?...

  • Nellie Bly: Crusading Troublemaker

    Journalism took pioneering female reporter undercover and around the world in 72 days....

  • Hell on the Home Front

    For many Southern civilians, Union occupation was sheer cruelty. That was how Bettie Blackmore recounted the terrifying night of February 11, 1863....

  • The Two Horsemen of the Revolution

    Casimir Pułaski and Michael Kováts, both immigrants, earned a place in history as “the fathers of the U.S. Cavalry"...

  • Heavy Metal

    Union General William S. Rosecrans hoped to achieve peace through superior firepower....