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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: Airline of the Jet Age

    Airline of the Jet Age: A History by R.E.G. Davies, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, D.C., 2011, $99.95 Many words describe this book, including encyclopedic, impressive, indispensible and groundbreaking. But sadly, the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Hometown Heroine: Helen Richey

    Record-setting pilot Helen Richey fought for a spot in a man’s world. In the steel town of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, readers of the local Daily News stared in shock at the headline on January 8, 1947: “Helen Richey—McKeesport’s...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Modest Mal

    For airline pilot Mal Freeburg, handling in-flight emergencies was all in a day’s work. The bad news traveled fast on a beautiful afternoon at St. Paul’s Municipal Airport in April 1932. Sitting in Northwest Airway’s Minnesota...

  • Military History, MH Issues

    September 2017 Table of Contents

    The September 2017 issue features a cover story about General Douglas MacArthur's role in the 1945 surrender of Japan...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    The Marines Take Wing

    A century ago, a lone U.S. Marine Corps aviator planted the seeds of a proud tradition. By the end of 1908, events in Europe were alarming even casual observers around the world. First the German government authorized the construction of...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History DVD Review: Wings

    Wings Paramount Pictures, 1927 (DVD, 2012) John Monk Saunders wrote some classically hokey stories of World War I aviators that found their way onto the big screen in films whose flying sequences tend to be more memorable than the plots....

  • Aviation History Magazine

    A Mideast Lion Comes West

    The F-21 proved its mettle in countless dogfights against U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighters. Many Americans would be surprised to learn that during the latter half of the 1980s Israeli fighter aircraft regularly engaged in air-to-air...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Hunt for the Mad Mullah

    The RAF played a pivotal role in the 1920 campaign against a dervish bandit leader in British Somaliland. For two decades prior to World War I, Mohammed bin Abdullah Hassan, the self-proclaimed Mullah of Somaliland, was a persistent thorn...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: American Combat Planes of the 20th Century

    American Combat Planes of the 20th Century by Ray Wagner The 2004 version of American Combat Planes, published by Jack Bacon and Co., is the fourth edition of Ray Wagner’s groundbreaking title since 1960, and it’s by far the best for a...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Silent Warrior: Grumman’s OV-1 Mohawk

    Grumman’s OV-1 Mohawk battlefield recon plane is remembered as an unsung hero by its crewmen and the troops they saved. Specialist Steve Littleton leaned back from his hooded viewer as Captain Attila Barandi banked their Grumman Mohawk...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Review: New Mexico and Arizona

    New Mexico: An Interpretive History (1988, by Marc Simmons) Originally published in 1977 under the title New Mexico: A Bicentennial History, part of a book series commemorating the U.S. bicentennial, this might be the best overview of New...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Tumbleweed Triumvirate

    In Los Angeles in 1924 three celebrated creative men of the West—cowboy artist C.M. “Charlie” Russell (1864–1926), cowboy actor William S. Hart (1864?–1946) and cowboy artist-author Will James (1892–1942)—study Russell’s...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Last of the Western Badmen?

    Like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, ‘Buffalo Tom’ Vernon held up a train. Well, not quite like them— it was 1929, and Vernon was strictly an amateur. Out on parole in August 1929, 45-year-old “Buffalo Tom” Vernon was getting...

  • MHQ Magazine

    D-Day Revisited

    The author, laden with oral-history transcripts, spent a summer in Normandy studying the battle that marked the beginning of the end of the war in Europe.   AS PART OF THE RESEARCH for a book I am writing about D-Day, timed for the...

  • American History Magazine

    The First Best-Selling Diet Book

    ‘Eat what you like and grow thin,’ claimed Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters, author of the 1918 diet book that introduced Americans to calorie counting. Peters preached portion control and exercise to a mostly female audience who’d come of age...

  • American History Magazine

    It was Titanic

    In 1912, a ship was the only way to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and a century later it is easy to forget that some 2 million people made the transoceanic journey that year. But the RMS more than just a ship. We forget the self-acclaim, the...