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The First Auto School

Christine Kreiser | Published: October 18, 2013 at 11:13 am
Auto School

JFK: Trials, Triumph and Tragedy

Christine Kreiser | Published: October 18, 2013 at 10:59 am
The presidency of John F. Kennedy was momentous and consequential far beyond its horrific denouement in Dallas

Gary Ernest Smith - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: October 01, 2013 at 5:57 pm
Minimalist Gary Ernest Smith maximizes the graphic potential of Billy the Kid's 1881 escape from New Mexico Territory's Lincoln County Courthouse.

Interview With Author Dennis McCown

Candy Moulton | Published: October 01, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Dennis McCown spent the better part of two decades in deep research to reveal the remarkable story of Helen Beulah Mrose and her ties to gunfighter turned lawyer John Wesley Hardin.

Book Review: Bedside Book of Bad Girls, by Chris Enss

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Chris Enss introduces some of the bad women who kept the West wild right up into the 20th century.

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 01, 2013 at 11:51 am
In this postmodern take on the classic TV series, director Gore Verbinski throws in everything and the kitchen sink but still shoots wide of any particular audience.

First Shot of World War I

Christopher Clark | Published: September 08, 2013 at 5:43 pm
How seven bumbling terrorists nearly failed to carry out the 1914 murder in Sarajevo that sparked a global conflict

Interview With Author Eric Schlosser

Published: September 08, 2013 at 5:22 pm
In his new book Command and Control, author Eric Schlosser looks at the safety of the nation's nuclear arsenal, with a focus on the 1980 accident at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, Ark.

Military History - November 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: September 08, 2013 at 4:47 pm
Readers' letters in the November 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the fall of Rome, the 1983 invasion of Grenada, wartime newspaper headlines, the rules of war and the 1950 Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.

Book Review: Armor and Blood, by Dennis E. Showalter

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:28 pm
In Armor and Blood longtime Military History contributor Dennis Showalter takes in the full scope of the massive World War II tank clash on the Kursk salient.

Book Review: Death in the Baltic, by Cathryn J. Prince

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Cathryn Prince recounts the wartime loss of the Nazi passenger liner Wilhelm Gustloff, with history's greatest loss of life in a single ship sinking, in Death in the Baltic.

DVD Review: The World at War, by Fremantle Home Entertainment

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 08, 2013 at 2:56 pm
Fremantle has issued a remastered, re-released version of the popular BBC series The World at War.

The Confederados

Ron Soodalter | Published: August 08, 2013 at 10:28 am
Defiant Rebels bolted for Brazil rather than accept defeat It's a Fourth of July celebration with all the earmarks of a scene from Gone With the Wind, or at least a county fair in the most "unreconstructed" corners of Mississippi …

Speed Demons

Timothy Messer-Kruse | Published: July 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm
Vanderbilt heir ditched railroads for cars and launched a race that put the American auto industry on the map.

Book Review: Monte Cassino, by Peter Caddick-Adams

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2013 at 3:58 pm
In Monte Cassino, Peter Caddick-Adams explores the strategy, tactics and outcome of the four-month slog for the Italian town and monastery during World War II.

Zeiss Scherenfernrohr: Ears Like a Donkey—Eyes Like a Hawk

Jon Guttman | Published: July 03, 2013 at 12:28 pm
The 8- to 10-power Zeiss Scherenfernrohr prism binoculars enabled observers to track enemy movements without putting themselves in the direct line of fire.
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