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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.

Book Review: The Most Dangerous Man in America, by Mark Perry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Mark Perry reexamines the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, among the best known -- and controversial -- American military leaders.

Book Review: Für Volk and Führer, by Erwin Bartmann

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:39 pm
The late German Corporal Erwin Bartmann's memoir of service with one of the initial units of the wartime Waffen-SS offers an instructive glimpse into the heart of the Nazi war machine.

2014 Spur Award: The Other James Brother

Mark Lee Gardner | Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:48 am
Forever in brother Jesse’s long shadow, Frank James may have been the more cunning and cold-blooded of the pair, as revealed in this Spur Award–winning feature

Here is Where: Penicillin Comes to Peoria

Andrew Carroll | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:12 pm
Penicillin helped win World War II. Peoria made it possible.

Reviews: Great War Stories for Young Readers

American History | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Great War stories for young readers

The First Minimum Wage

Christine M. Kreiser | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:06 pm
Minimum wage

Allan Houser - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: May 30, 2014 at 9:28 am
Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser created nearly 1,000 sculptures in his lifetime, works that gained him international recognition.

Wild West - August 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: May 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm
In the August issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Chief Joseph, finding the magazine, self-lynching, directions to Fort Snelling and American Indian demographics.

Interview With Author and WWA President Sherry Monahan

Candy Moulton | Published: May 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Sherry Monahan has educated readers about wine, Western food and now the Earp wives, clearing up a few frontier misconceptions along the way.

Book Review: Some Gave All, by J.R. Sanders

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm
Author J.R. Sanders relates the forgotten lives and violent times of 10 Old West lawmen who died in the line of duty.

Book Review: Chasing the Santa Fe Ring, by David L. Caffey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm
Author David Caffey traces the political and economic activities of New Mexico's shadowy, well-connected Santa Fe Ring even as he questions its very existence as an organized entity.

DVD Review: Nichols, by Warner Archive Collection

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm
This short-lived series featured James Garner as Sheriff Nichols, an "independent thinker" who patrolled small-town Arizona by motorcycle in 1914.

Interview With WWII Museum President Nick Mueller

Published: April 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Nick Mueller spirited the National WWII Museum from its 1990 conception to its 2000 opening, then through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and now into its current multimillion-dollar expansion campaign.

USS Olympia: Symbol of a Sea Change

Jon Guttman | Published: April 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm
The oldest steel warship still afloat, USS Olympia embodies the United States' historic transition into a global seapower.
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