In A Cross of Thorns author Elias Castillo challenges the legacy of Father Junipero Serra, founder of California's Spanish missions
The Battle of Edgehill began the hands-on education of Oliver Cromwell. What other noted military commanders learned mainly from experience rather than prior...
Readers' letters in the May 2015 issue of Military History sound off about Cold War Europe, lessons from Operations Desert Storm, the Celtic-Roman cultural and military clash, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston, King Philip's War and ongoing tensions in the Middle East between Muslims and Judeo-Christians.
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.
The discovery of a frozen corpse in the winter of 1675 sparked war between New England's Indians and settlers
In his latest Napoleonic-era title Michael Leggiere profiles Prussian master commander Gebhard von Blücher.
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.
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."
Two years before the Declaration of Independence was written, thousands of militiamen put an end to British rule in Massachusetts
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.
From exploding bats to the Great Panjandrum, here’s our rundown of some of combat’s kookiest contraptions
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.
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.
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.
Nathaniel Philbrick explores the pivotal Battle of Bunker Hill and how Bostonians set the tone for the remainder of the American Revolution.
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.