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American History: December 1997 From the Editor

Thoughts on HistoryThis issue of American History has a lot to do with distances, specifically the difficulty bridging them. The United States is a large country, as I learned from experience the first time I...
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American History: April ’97 Letters

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...
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American History: February 1997 From the Editor

Thoughts on HistoryAs you read 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 an article...
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American History: August 1997 From the Editor

Thoughts on HistoryAt the end of a 1980 interview with William R. Wilson, which begins on page 48 of this issue, the late General James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle declared: "I'd never want to relive my life. I...
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American History: April 1997 From the Editor

Thoughts on HistoryIn It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Alan Lelchuk, the son of a Russian immigrant to the United States, is quoted as...
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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...