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  • Elizabeth Peabody: An Old Soul

    Boston spinster who introduced kindergarten was an editor, publisher, and literary gadfly...

  • SLIDESHOW: 5 Civil War Veteran Presidents

    From 1869 to 1901, five U.S. Presidents were Civil War veterans who had served in the Union armies. Four were generals. (All photographs: Library of Congress)...

  • Book Review: Adriatic Intrigue

    Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War, by Christian Jennings, ForeEdge, Lebanon, N.H., 2017, $29.95 The term “Cold War” inevitably conjures gray, grainy images...

  • Arms of Armageddon

    How close did the world come to destroying itself in the 100 years following “the war to end all wars”?...

  • Valor | In Rare Company

    American soldier, George Mabry, also saw hard combat in Europe and, while hardly a household name, certainly distinguished himself among the 8 million–man U.S. Army of World War...

  • The Blog Roll: Name Game

    Those who insist that “Civil War” misrepresents the nature of the war and the Confederate cause confront the inconvenient truth that many Confederates used “civil war”...

  • Announcing! The 2018 Thomas Fleming Awards for Outstanding Military History Writing

    “Teddy,” my father once said to me, “become a lawyer, and I guarantee you’ll make a million bucks by the time you’re thirty. I remember looking him in the eye and...

  • The Two Argonnes

    Half a century after his father fought in the final Allied offensive of World War I, the author sought to recapture his experiences...