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Wild West - February 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: November 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm
In the February issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about losing Lee Silva, the Montana Column and favorite cavalry films from the 1950s

Lillian Smith: The On-Target 'California Girl'

Julia Bricklin | Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Young Lillian Smith was Annie Oakley’s rival as a trick-shot artist in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, but her most astonishing act was her transformation at age 30 into ‘Princess Wenona’

Book Review: Ishi’s Return Home, by Richard Burrill

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Richard Burrill's latest book about Ishi, "Last of the Yahi," describes a 1914 anthropological trek up into the famed "rediscovered" Indian's ancestral California lands.

Book Review: The Death Row All Stars, by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm
The strange, short-lived career of a team of baseball-playing convicts from the Wyoming State Penitentiary is the subject of the latest book from writing team Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss.

Book Review: Stagecoach Robberies in California, by R. Michael Wilson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 11:53 am
Retired law enforcement officer R. Michael Wilson's latest crime volume catalogs all known stagecoach robberies in wild and woolly California.

Military History Reader Poll - January 2015

Published: October 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm
In hindsight, did the Republic of the Philippines develop due to the American intervention and longtime occupation or in spite of those actions?…

42cm M-Gerät Howitzer: The Original Big Bertha

Jon Guttman | Published: October 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm
The lumbering German 42cm M-Gerät howitzer was designed to reduce the stout Allied defensive fortresses along the Western Front, a job it did effectively despite its limited mobility.

Interview With Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees

Published: October 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees discusses the museum's revamped atrium and galleries and its ongoing activities tied to the World War I centennial.

Book Review: Dark Invasion, 1915, by Howard Blum

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:53 am
In his latest book, Dark Invasion, 1915, Howard Blum explores America's first brush with Homeland Security issues as it confronted German spies in the lead-up to the U.S. entry into World War I.

Book Review: Soldier Girls, by Helen Thorpe

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:43 am
In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe traces the combat experiences of three female soldiers in recent conflicts in the Middle East to explore how war changes women.

Book Review: When Soldiers Fall, by Steven Casey

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:33 am
In his study When Soldiers Fall, Steven Casey looks at the changing methodology and intent behind American military casualty reporting since World War I.

Book Review: The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:24 am
The First World War in Colour, by Peter Walther, showcases 320 rare color images from a conflict more often imagined in black and white.

Military History - January 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:02 am
Readers' letters in the January 2015 issue of Military History sound off about American preparedness in the early months of the Korean War and the Lend-Lease program during World War II.

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
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