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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.

Interview With Arlington National Cemetery's Patrick Hallinan

Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future.

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

Civil War Times -- April 2014 -- Table of Contents

Published: February 26, 2014 at 11:03 am
FEATURES:Click Here to Subscribe Today! Firing Joe Hooker By Steven Trent Smith Colonel James Hardie had to tell "Fighting Joe" that he was being replaced by George Meade Cinematic Slavery By Megan Kate Nelson 12 Years a Slave unflinchingly …

Civil War Times -- February 2014 -- Table of Contents

Published: February 25, 2014 at 11:19 am
FEATURES:Click Here to Subscribe Today! Braxton Bragg Reconsidered By Lawrence Lee Hewitt Bragg's command of grand strategy was better than that a Confederate leader 'My Darling Nellie' By Susannah J. Ural A soldier's letters to his bride reveal an …

Wild West Discussion - April 2014

Published: February 01, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Chief Joseph might be overrated as a war chief but not as a headman for his people, the Nez Perces. In what order would you rate the following Indian leaders overall (in war and peace): Chief Joseph, Sitting Bull, Red …

Interview With Author Sherry Robinson

Candy Moulton | Published: February 01, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Sherry Robinson has tirelessly researched the unsung Lipan Apaches and relates their fight for survival in early Texas.

Dennis Hogan - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: January 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm
Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan crafts modern jewelry using classic 19th-century techniques.

Wild West - April 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: January 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm
In the April issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Kingston, N.M., Frank James' grave site in Independence, Mo., and "squaw," the offensive frontier-era term for an American Indian woman.

Letter From Wild West - April 2014

Gregory Lalire | Published: January 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Certain Indian leaders, chief among them Joseph of the Nez Perce, were eloquent speakers, though their actual words were sometimes lost in translation.

Fort Dilts and Fanny Kelly’s Bid for Freedom

Bill Markley | Published: January 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm
Sioux raiders bottled up emigrants behind primitive earthworks on the Dakota plains, then forced a captive white woman to communicate their demands—she added a plea of her own

Book Review: Frontier Cavalry Trooper, Edited by Douglas C. McChristian

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.

Book Review: I Fought a Good Fight, by Sherry Robinson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Overlooked in many histories of the many 19th-century Apache bands, the Lipans get their due in this book by Sherry Robinson.

Book Review: The Heart of Everything That Is, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Though Red Cloud's life is far from an "untold" story, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin offer fresh insights into the Lakota's chief's legendary exploits in this new biography.

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.

Book Review: Billy the Kid on Film 1911–2012, by Johnny D. Boggs

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm
Johnny Boggs breaks down the 75 big-screen films centered on Billy the Kid, arguably not a great one in the bunch ... yet.
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