President George Washington happily agreed to Congress' request for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789. His opponents declared that he'd overstepped his constitutional bounds.
Newspaper reporters are seldom popular. They are the bearers of bad tidings. They ask embarrassing questions and reveal unpleasant facts. They’re frequently pushy and obnoxious. In opinion polls,...
Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald at the Downbeat
Tennessee Williams' art imitates life; Civil War in a box
How making chemical weapons in World War I broke ground for the U.S. military-industrial complex
Features Conceived in Liberty In the Civil War, North and South justified their causes with inspiration from the nation’s original freedom fight: the American Revolution by Glenn W. LaFantasie An...
Lead Belly wows John and Alan Lomax.
A 'deep dive' into the lives of the Roosevelts
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
General Winfield Scott - military hero, political flop
Francis Scott Key, the Battle of Baltimore and 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
The October 2014 issue features stories on Francis Scott Key's patriotic song, Theresa Bernstein's art, Stonewall Jackson, Lady Bird's 1964 southern tour and the War of 1812.
Virginia Mennonites helped Unionists escape the Confederacy on an underground railroad. Now their modern-day kin reveal the long hidden story
Penicillin helped win World War II. Peoria made it possible.
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Great War stories for young readers