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17th – 18th Century


Blood and Betrayal: King Philip's War

Anthony Brandt | Published: October 30, 2014 at 12:12 pm
The discovery of a frozen corpse in the winter of 1675 sparked war between New England's Indians and settlers

Book Review: Blücher, by Michael V. Leggiere

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm
In his latest Napoleonic-era title Michael Leggiere profiles Prussian master commander Gebhard von Blücher.

Interview With Museum of the American Revolution Director R. Scott Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2014 at 9:37 am
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.

Book Review: In the Hour of Victory, by Sam Willis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Drawing on a newly discovered cache of period dispatches, Sam Willis looks anew on the turn-of-the-19th-century clashes that ushered in the "veritable golden age of British naval success."

The Spirit of '74

Ray Raphael | Published: April 08, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Two years before the Declaration of Independence was written, thousands of militiamen put an end to British rule in Massachusetts

Military History - May 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: February 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Readers' letters in the May 2014 issue of Military History sound off about the medical innovations spawned by war, Doolittle Raider Dick Cole, the 1814 siege of Fort Erie, the myth of Soviet superiority and World War II author Rick Atkinson.

10 of History’s Worst Weapons

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: February 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm
From exploding bats to the Great Panjandrum, here’s our rundown of some of combat’s kookiest contraptions

Book Review: Glorious Misadventures, by Owen Matthews

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.

Military History - March 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: December 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Readers' letters in the March 2014 issue of Military History sound off about the cost of defeat, our red herring game from the January issue, the decision to drop the atomic bomb, wartime headlines, General James Wilkinson, Loyalists in the American colonies and the AK-47.

Book Review: A Generous and Merciful Enemy, by Daniel Krebs

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:08 pm
In A Generous and Merciful Enemy historian Daniel Krebs looks at the important cultural and economic role German prisoners of war played during and particularly after the American Revolution.

Book Review: Bunker Hill, by Nathaniel Philbrick

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 4:37 pm
Nathaniel Philbrick explores the pivotal Battle of Bunker Hill and how Bostonians set the tone for the remainder of the American Revolution.

Book Review: Invisible Armies, by Max Boot

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 01, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Invisible Armies, by author-historian Max Boot, is an authoritative and superbly written examination of the evolution of guerrilla warfare and its close cousin, terrorism.

Interview With Author-Historian Geoffrey Parker

Published: May 01, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Parker's research links global climate change to widespread warfare in the 17th century. (Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW)In his big new book, Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century, distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker addresses a very big subject: …

Experience: 18th-Century Sailors Get Baptized at Sea

Jean-François-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny | Published: February 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm
A French soldier's account of the ‘baptism’ ceremony observed when his ship crosses the Tropic of Cancer

Interview With Author Robert Sullivan

Published: January 04, 2013 at 1:17 pm
For his new book My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan combined thorough research with extraordinary fieldwork to illuminate the American Revolution and draw ties to the present.

Book Review: Uncommon Warriors, by Ken W. Sayers

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:42 pm
In Uncommon Warriors author Ken Sayers introduces the histories of the U.S. Navy's most obscure, unusual and specialized vessels, from famous warships to obscure spy craft.
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