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    Burr in the Saddle

    Clashing with George Washington—and the British—a young Aaron Burr displays the martial spirit that would prove his undoing. He was only 19 in the summer of 1775when he arrived at the Continental Army encampment overlooking Boston....

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    A Time to Kill

    Fearing the apocalypse was near, Thomas of Marle and the knights of the First Crusade unleashed holy hell on Jerusalem. The climactic battle of the First Crusade ended with the victors bathing in the blood of the vanquished. On July 15, 1...

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    Experience: Prepare for War

    British troops en route to the Falklands gird for battle—and try to tame their jitters. At the start of the 1982 Falklands War, the BBC’s Brian Hanrahan was embedded with the troops on the British aircraft carrier Hermes as it left...

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    Gunning for Yellowstone

    Betrayal and bloodshed beget America’s first national park. On a warm evening in August 1869, a group of five Piegan Indians turned up unannounced at the home of fur trader turned rancher Malcolm Clarke, 25 miles north of Helena in...

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    William T. Sherman Joins the Navy

    Throughout the American Civil War, both sides understood the importance of railroads and rivers, the two primary means of moving goods and people across vast distances. In A Blaze of Glory, the first volume in Jeff Shaara’s Civil War...

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    ‘A Strange and Blighted Land’

    After the Rebels retreated, Gettysburg faced a second invasion, the work of thieves and scavengers, nurses and gravediggers. They came by the thousands to the scene of death and suffering. Some came to help the wounded and comfort the...

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    Guns Vs Pikes in the Habsburg-Valois Wars

    In 1522, Spanish infantrymen demonstrated the terrible power of firearms. Late in 1494, King Charles VIII of France marched into Italy at the head of a massive army—nearly 25,000 men, plus an artillery train of great siege cannons. This...

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    Alexander the Monster

    Historians say the battlefield atrocities of the Macedonian king were part of his brilliant military strategy. But were they really born of his personality? Alexander III, king of the ancient state of Macedon, is often heralded as one of...

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    Experience: The Hunter and the Hunted

    An Australian sharpshooter stalks an enemy sniper during World War I. Ion Idriess (1889–1979) is best known as a popular and prolific Australian author. One of his earliest books, The Desert Column (1932), is based on the diaries he kept...

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    Behind the Lines- Bats Out of Hell

    During World War II, the military teamed with a dentist and a Harvard scientist to arm winged creatures of the night with napalm bombs. DR. LYTLE S. ADAMS, a Pennsylvania dentist, pilot, and inventor, heard about the Pearl Harbor attacks...

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    The Pilot, the Prince, and the Rescue

    A U.S. airman teamed with a Romanian noble to save 1,161 Americans during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel James A. Gunn III was on his hands and knees, stuffed into a cramped, dark, and cold compartment on an Me-109G-6. The space had been...

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    Conquer or Die! Hannibal Vs Scipio

    When the armies of Hannibal and Scipio collided in North Africa, the battle gave rise to an empire. One day in late October 202 BC, two of the ancient world’s greatest generals met for a parley. The Second Punic War, between Carthage and...

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    When Japan Bombed Oregon

    After the 1942 Doolittle raid on Tokyo, the Japanese struck back, attacking the U.S. mainland with a bomber launched from a submarine. “Banzai!” shouted the bombardier. “Banzai!” replied the pilot. With that, enemy bombs fell on...

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    Snubbed! George Thomas: Unknown General of the Civil War

    George Thomas was one of the Civil War’s greatest generals. But thanks to personal rivalries and an unfortunate nickname, you might never know. The capital had never seen such a splendid celebration. In May 1865, after the killing was...

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    6 Questions | Author Gerald Steinacher

    GERALD STEINACHER is an associate professor of history and the the Hymen Rosenberg Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the author of numerous publications on German and Italian 20th-century history,...

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    6 Questions | Author Cate Lineberry

    CATE LINEBERRY is the author of Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero, which will be published in June by St. Martin’s Press. She is the author of The Secret Rescue: An...