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Reviews: The Mob and the City; The Longest Day; D-Day, June 6, 1944

American History magazine | Published: July 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm
Reviews: The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York, The Longest Day, D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

Reviews: Great War Stories for Young Readers

American History | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Great War stories for young readers

Book Review: The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm
THE BROTHERS: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer (Time Books) In the 1950s President Dwight Eisenhower considered it America's "destiny and duty" to contain the Soviet Union and the scourge of international communism. …

Book Review: The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Gene Seymour | Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:23 pm
THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster) Here's some of what's in Doris Kearns Goodwin's latest tome: progressive Republicans who insist that the working poor have …

American History on the Web - Savages and Scoundrels

Gene Santoro | Published: February 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm
www.savagesandscoundrels.org Savages and Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire Through Indian Territory Companion book by Paul VanDevelder (Yale) Making history fun isn't always easy, especially when the topics are gnarly. But this brilliant one-two combo of engaging …

Book Review: CHANCELLORSVILLE (Stephen W. Sears) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
CHANCELLORSVILLE, by Stephen W. Sears (University of South Carolina Press, 203 pages, $29.95). Sears,acknowledged as one of today's foremost Civil War scholars, draws on the papers of the Union's General JosephHooker (1814-79), and a wealth of previously unpublished material, including …

Book Review: DUKE: THE LIFE AND IMAGE OF JOHN WAYNE (by Ronald L. Davis) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
DUKE: THE LIFE AND IMAGE OF JOHN WAYNE, by Ronald L. Davis, University of Oklahoma Press, 377 pages, $24.95.To someone like this reviewer, who grew up inside the movie industry, it seems incredible that Ronald Davis did not; he …

Book Review: DALTONS! THE RAID ON COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS (Robert Barr Smith ): AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
DALTONS! THE RAID ON COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS by Robert Barr Smith (University of Oklahoma Press, 237 pages, $24.95). Smith's account of the infamous Dalton gang's October 5, 1892 attempt to rob two Coffeyville, Kansas, banks simultaneously breaks with tradition by focusing …

Book Review: COLONEL ROOSEVELT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT GOES TO WAR, 1897-1898 (H. Paul Jeffers) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
COLONEL ROOSEVELT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT GOES TOWAR, 1897-1898, by H. Paul Jeffers (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 311 pages, $27.95). With the help ofdiaries, letters, and memoirs written by Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), as wellas government archival material and military histories, Jeffers …

Book Review: THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW: JOHN CABOT AND THE DISCOVERY OF NORTH AMERICA (Peter Firstbrook) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW: JOHN CABOT AND THE DISCOVERY OF NORTH AMERICA, by Peter Firstbrook (Bay Books and Tapes, 192 pages, $18.95, softcover). With this year marking the five-hundredth anniversary of the voyage of explorer John Cabot to North …

Book Review: THE CIVIL WAR IN BOOKS: AN ANALYTICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY (David J. Eicher) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE CIVIL WAR IN BOOKS: AN ANALYTICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, by David J. Eicher (The University of Illinois Press, 407 pages, $39.95).Notingthe lack of a bibliography broad or current enough to provide a sufficient list of theworks needed to acquire a …

Book Review: Bernt Balchen, Polar Aviator (Carroll V. Glines) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
C.V. Glines' biography of underappreciated Bernt Balchen chronicles an adventuresome life. By Walter J. Boyne Bernt Balchen is without question one of the most underappreciated heroes of our times. A man of immense personal courage, and gifted with the highest …

Book Review: Trial and Triumph: Presidential Power in the Second Term (Alfred J. Zacher): AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
TRIAL AND TRIUMPH: PRESIDENTIAL POWER IN THE SECOND TERMby Alfred J. Zacher (Presidential Press, 349 pages, $24.95). The first attempt to study U.S. presidents' second terms, Zacher's work examines the political life of 17 of the 18 incumbents that …

Book Review: THE BATTLE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINES (Joseph H. Alexander) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE BATTLE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES MARINES, by Col. Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret.) with Don Horan and Norman C. Stahl (HarperCollins Publishers, 416 pages, $30.00).Military historian Joseph Alexander, who served in the Marine Corps for 28 years, …

Book Review: Rise of the New York Skyscraper, 1865--1913 (Sarah Bradford Landau and Carl W. Condit): AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
RISE OF THE NEW YORK SKYSCRAPER, 1865–913by Sarah Bradford Landau and Carl W. Condit (Yale University Press, 496 pages, $50.00). The history of New York's first skyscrapers is chronicled in this definitive book that shows, with the aid of …

Book Review: Green Hearts (Axel Urbanke) : AH

Published: August 11, 2001 at 1:01 am
Green Hearts chronicles the use of the Dora 9 by III/JG.54 during the Luftwaffe's last, desperate days. By Ray Denkhaus In July 1985 a small but dedicated group of individuals conducted the recovery of a German plane and the remains …
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