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MHQ Spring 2010 Table of Contents

Originally published by MHQ magazine. Published Online: February 23, 2010 
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Holy Terror
By Jefferson Gray
During the Crusades, the Muslim sect known as the Assassins used a shocking means to tame its more powerful enemies: murder

1914: Marne in the Balance
By Holger H. Herwig
France very nearly failed to repulse Germany's mammoth initial invasion. But it did, leading to a lethal long-term war of attrition

Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency
By Mark Grimsley 

'Your Nations Shall Be Exterminated' 
2011 Spur Award Finalist
By Don Cutler 
In 1858, Col. George Wright pacified the Northwest Indian warriors using sabers, treaties, lies—and the hangman's noose 

Mannerheim Draws Lines in the Snow *[Preview Article Here!|*
By John M. Taylor
A former Russian cavalry officer helped Finland win independence, then saved it from Stalin and Hitler

What We Think About When We Think About Waterloo
By Jeremy Black
A British military historian views the epic battle through the prisms of time and nationality

Vietnam Through the Lens of Larry Burrows
*[Preview Article Here!]*
By Tim Page 
A fellow war photographer recalls the humble but legendary camera master

A 'Band of Demons' Fights for Texas 
By Noah Andre Trudeau 
Using a brilliant artillery tactic, Zachary Taylor drove the Mexicans into the Rio Grande in the opening battles of the Mexican-American War



Letter from MHQ




[Fighting Words]
Bringing Out the Big Guns

By Christine Ammer

[Arms and Men]
Mr. Gatling's Game-Changing Gun
By Julia Keller

In Review
Valley of Death by Ted Morgan
Russia Against Napoleon by Dominic Lieven

 NEW! Subscriber-Only Bonus Section

1864: McClellan vs. Lincoln*[Preview Article and Web EXTRA Gallery Here!]*
By Stanley Weintraub
In the 'bayonet election,' soldiers helped sway the vote

[Extra Round]
Photo by Ernst Haas

Coming in Future

On the Cover The Order of Assassins, a Shiite Muslim sect formed during the Crusades, routinely murdered its enemy's leaders to ensure the sect's survival. The assassinations were always carried out in a very personal manner, often with a dagger, similar to the slaying of the Muslim leader depicted in this circa 1307 illustrated manuscript (Topkapi Palace Museum, Cami Al Tebari TSMK, Inv. No. H. 1653, folio 360b).



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