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American History: December ’97 Letters

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...
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American History: April 1997 From the Editor

Thoughts on HistoryAs we were preparing this issue of American History, which includes on page 16 an article by Mark Dunkelman about Amos Humiston, a Union soldier who died during the Battle of Gettysburg,...
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American History: February ’97 Letters

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...
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American History: August 1997 From the Editor

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 to "do"...
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American History: April ’97 Letters

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,...
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American History: December 96 Letters

DISAPPOINTED I am very disappointed that American History chose to print "Declassified" by Roger S. Peterson, regarding the investigationof the JFK assassination . Mr. Peterson claims that new information has...
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American History: October 96 Letters

PORTRAITS REMEMBEREDYour article by Harold Holzer in the July/August issue of American History on portraits of Southern gentlemen brought to mymind a childhood memory. I asked my mother what it was like when...
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American History: August 1996 letters

"THE BEAST OF BATAAN"With the article, "Beast of Bataan" , the trial of Japanese General Homma Masaharu is publicknowledge. However, there is more to the Homma story. After his trial Homma was confined in...
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American History: December 1996 From the Editor

Thoughts on HistoryFor more than twenty years, my late husband and I lived in Canada. Although we maintained our American citizenship, we lacked the residential requirements necessary to cast an absentee...
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American History: October 1996 From the Editor

Thoughts on History In 1907, Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show paid a visit to Brooklyn, New York. My grandmother, then a child of eight, got to see the panoply of the West-that-never-was that Cody paraded...