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American History: January/February '98 Letters

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
SERVED UNDER JOHN PAUL JONESMy grandfather, Lt. William Seach, was a flesh-and-blood hero to all of us grandchildren growing up. An emigrant from England with a third-grade education, he gained his citizenship by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. One …

American History: October '98 Letters

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
BERLIN CANDY BOMBERI have received your June 1998 Special Collectors' Issue. This is an exceptional compilation of events that had a major impact on post-war history. Certainly the world would be much different today without the British, French, and …

American History: August 1998 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on History"It has been a splendid little war, begun with the highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune that loves the brave." So said Secretary of State John Hay in a letter …

American History: May/June 1998 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryMagazine editors love a good anniversary. Give us an event that happened 50, 100, or 200 years ago and chances are we'll find someone to write about it. There's something seductive about a nice round block of …

American History: December 1998 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistorySometimes when we put together an issue of American History we discover that two articles with little apparently in common actually run along parallel tracks. In this issue, for instance, we have two features–one about events that …

American History: March 1998 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryIt's sometimes surprising how much death can help a reputation–and a long life can hurt one. Take the cases of James Longstreet and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, who served as Robert E. Lee's trusted adjuncts during the …

American History: October 1998 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryFrank Sinatra never met George Gershwin. When the 38-year-old composer died in 1937, Sinatra was just a skinny young man from Hoboken, New Jersey, with dreams of hitting the big time. It wasn't until 1939 that Sinatra …

American History: January/February 1998 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1998 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryOne of a magazine editor's most painful tasks is cutting perfectly good articles so they fit into the space allotted. As a result, sometimes the more leisurely reflections about the causes and effects of historic events are …

American History: April '97 Letters

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
SPEED IN VICKSBURGAfter reading Jerry Potter's article "A Tragic Postscript" in your November/December 1996 issue, I journeyed to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to visit my parents. That evening while reading the Evening Post, to my surprise and pleasure I found the …

American History: April '97 Letters

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
A TALENTED AND GRACIOUS LADYJoseph Gustaitis's article on Antoinette Perry in your March/April 1997 issue reminded me of one of my late mother's favorite successes as a literary agent. In November 1939, she and my father, who directed several …

American History: February '97 Letters

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
WIVES DESERVE CREDITLet me give you my reflections about Mr. Haydock's excellent article on the G.I. Bill in the September/October 1996 issue of American History. His description of the college years under the G.I. Bill is interesting and truly …

American History: December '97 Letters

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
WHO SCULPTED LINCOLN BUST?I was rather surprised at the article in your July/August 1997 issue about the nineteenth-century American woman sculptor, Vinnie Ream, sometimes called Vinnie Ream Hoxie. The photograph of the Lincoln bust on page 22 of your …

American History: October '97 Letters

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
DRUMMER BOY MONUMENTMark Dunkelman's article on Sergeant Amos Humiston in your May/June 1997 issue has an interesting sidebar. While it is true that the monument to Humiston is "the only one on the battlefield to an individual enlisted man" …

American History: April '97 Letters

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
REED GIVEN TOO MUCH CREDITI submit that readers of your article, "Did the Mosquito Do It?" [January/February 1997 issue] should also turn to "The Myth of Walter Reed," a section in Lawrence Altman's 1987 book Who Goes First? to …

American History: February 1997 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryAs you read [the print] issue, you will notice a new logo appearing at the end of "Code Talkers" by William R. Wilson. In the future, this symbol will be used in each issue to signify that …

American History: August 1997 From the Editor

Published: August 11, 1997 at 1:01 am
Thoughts on HistoryOne of my fondest memories from the 15 years that my family and I lived on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, is of a summer day in 1975 when we and several carloads of friends set out …
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