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Wild West - December 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: October 03, 2014 at 4:02 pm
In the December issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Fort Davis (Texas), Edward "Ned Wynkoop, Sadie Marcus (the future Mrs. Earp), the Umatilla Indian Reservation (in Pendleton, Ore.), Rocky Mountain oysters and a disputed photo of Indian captives.

Encounter: Ernie Pyle Stumps Arthur Miller

Peter Carlson | Published: October 03, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Newspaper reporters are seldom popular. They are the bearers of bad tidings. They ask embarrassing questions and reveal unpleasant facts. They're frequently pushy and obnoxious. In opinion polls, Ameri­cans rate reporters at the bottom of the esteem spectrum, along with …

Poison Gas Comes to America

David J. Jackowe | Published: October 03, 2014 at 2:39 pm
How making chemical weapons in World War I broke ground for the U.S. military-industrial complex

Briscoe Western Art Museum - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: October 03, 2014 at 12:19 pm
San Antonio's new Briscoe Western Art Museum boasts a collection of world-class art rooted in Western history

Book Review: Tom Horn in Life and Legend, by Larry D. Ball

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 10:55 am
Larry Ball digs deep to separate the real man from the myth in this biography of cowhand, prospector, packer, scout, Pinkerton agent and range detective Tom Horn.

Video Reviews: Gunslingers, by AHC, and America's Wild West, by PBS

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 03, 2014 at 9:40 am
Gunslingers and America's Wild West take very different, and uniquely satisfying, approaches to relate the history of the West's most celebrated figures.

Military History Reader Poll - November 2014

Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:50 pm
Is Russian President Vladimir Putin doomed to repeat the mistakes of the czars in his efforts to dominate the southern territories of his region?…

Book Review: The Lion’s Gate, by Steven Pressfield

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm
Steven Pressfield steps out on a ledge with The Lion's Gate, his "hybrid history" of the Six-Day War, and the resulting narrative is vivid and impossible to set down.

Book Review: The Long Shadow, by David Reynolds

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm
Cambridge professor David Reynolds has a look at World War I from his side of the Atlantic.

Book Review: 102 Days of War, by Yaniv Barzilai

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm
Yaniv Barzilai, a State Department special rep during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, delivers a controversial account of those early days.

Charles Howard: A Wild and Splendid Man

Norman Goldstein | Published: August 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm
An aristocratic title couldn’t keep the venturesome Earl of Suffolk from life on the razor’s edge in wartime Europe

Interview With World War I Historian William Philpott

Published: August 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm
In his new book War of Attrition, British historian William Philpott re-examines the causes, conduct and lasting effects of World War I.

Ten Questions for Gen. Paul X. 'P.X.' Kelley, Former USMC Commandant

HistoryNet | Published: August 04, 2014 at 4:18 pm
The legendary USMC commander talks about his remarkable 37-year military career that included two tours of Vietnam and serving as the first commander of the Rapid Deployment Task Force.

VFW's John Hamilton Goes to the Mat for Veterans

HistoryNet Staff | Published: August 01, 2014 at 11:55 am
Adjutant General of the Veterans of Foreign Wars John Hamilton speaks in a "Vietnam" magazine interview about the needs of returning veterans today and the VFW's plans for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield: Longtime British Standard Long Arm

Jon Guttman | Published: July 02, 2014 at 4:04 pm
Introduced at the turn of the 20th century, the improved Short Magazine Lee-Enfield served as British soldiers standard long arm through both world wars.

Book Review: Alex's Wake, by Martin Goldsmith

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:16 pm
In this very personal history Martin Goldsmith retraces the ultimately futile flight of his grandfather, his uncle and their fellow European Jews from the far-reaching grasp of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.
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