Book Review: Historic Colorado Mansions & Castles

Historic Colorado Mansions & Castles, by Linda Wommack, The History Press, Charleston, S.C., 2014, $21.99 Mr. Large seems a fitting name for the wealthy silver-mining investor who had a home built in...

The Story of the POW/MIA Flag

Conceived in 1971 as part of a small group's effort to help spread awareness of the mistreatment of POWs, the POW/MIA flag has become a national symbol
La Esperanza Steam Engine Exhibit, Putnam Histry Museum

How a Steam Engine Works Credit: C&G Partners/au2066 Watch a short infographic video of a La Esperanza engine, reduction gears and sugar mill built at West Point Foundry in 1861. Visit the Putnam...

September 2015 Readers’ Letters

Readers' letters in the September 2015 issue of Military History sound off about the Paris Gun, World War I films, the American Civil War and the sometime necessity of war
President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes hands with Dr. Martin Luther King after signing the Voting Rights Act. (LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto)

1965 Voting Rights Act Gallery

On August 6th, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, claiming, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice.”

MHQ Review: Noteworthy Books, Summer 2015

American Warlords How Roosevelt’s High Command Led America to Victory in World War II By Jonathan W. Jordan 624 pages. NAL Caliber, 2015. $28.95   Bestselling author Jonathan Jordan’s reputed...
Helicopters carry the Marines to the landing zone at Santo Domingo, May 8th, 1965. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Ask MHQ: Marines in the Dominican Republic?

Q  I was part of the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965 by the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Marines. I know there were more than 40,000 American troops there, including several thousand...

Interview: David McCullough, The Wright Stuff

AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH has produced some of the most celebrated biographies in recent history. For half a century, he’s brought the past to life, introducing readers to topics that range from the American...

Encounter: Casey Stengel Filibusters Estes Kefauver

Dodging questions is an art on Capitol Hill, where politicians routinely avoid answering uncomfortable queries by using various time-honored evasive tactics, including changing the subject, telling an...