Adventurers & Trail Blazers
Published: January 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm
A 1930 patent filed by a young RAF officer kick-started the Jet Age.
Published: December 02, 2011 at 5:49 pm
The U.S. government passed the Homestead Act 150 years ago to prompt Americans to settle the Great Plains. Would you have jumped at the chance to claim your own "free" land in a remote, difficult environment where Indian attacks were …
Published: October 06, 2011 at 3:10 pm
In his new Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion, Jim Crutchfield ably covers the frontier, from long hunters to the Army of the West.
Published: October 05, 2011 at 8:33 am
The Life of Pappy Boyington
By John F. Wukovits 228 pp.
Naval Institute Press, 2011. $34.95.
Mavericks win wars. And the legendary alcoholic Marine Corps ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was surely one of the most colorful mavericks of …
Published: August 04, 2011 at 10:57 am
A comprehensive new exploration of the route that supplied the far corner of the World War II.
Published: May 16, 2011 at 11:46 am
Lowell Thomas combined journalism and entertainment to help create the legend of Lawrence of Arabia.
Published: May 12, 2011 at 11:14 am
On March 5, 2011, cluster balloonist Jonathan Trappe re-created the flying house from the Disney/Pixar film Up.
Published: January 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm
This review of American Experience: The Greely Expedition praises the way filmmaker Rob Rapley subtly utilizes visuals and simple music to tell this story of a promising 19th-century scientific adventure that devolved into loss and despair
Published: October 01, 2010 at 3:09 pm
Wyoming-based author-editor-filmmaker and general renaissance woman Candy Moulton has devoted her life to telling the story of the American West.
Published: September 30, 2010 at 10:10 am
Before the United States entered the war, a handful of rogue American pilots defied their country's neutrality laws.
Published: March 04, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Filibuster William Walker and his ragtag army of mercenary adventurers sought to carve out their own sovereign nation
Published: December 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm
After tackling tough Tombstone in print, author Wm. B. Shillingberg gets the hell into Dodge.
Published: September 20, 2009 at 2:51 pm
The November 2009 Aviation History Reader's poll asks readers to assess the skill of aerospace engineer Burt Rutan.
Published: September 04, 2009 at 10:47 am
November 2009 Aviation History features articles on Burt Rutan, Lloyd Stearman, Operation Mallory Major, Keith and Ross Smith's England-to-Australia Vickers Vimy flight, and the Avro Vulcan.
Published: September 02, 2009 at 2:02 pm
In the September 2009 Aviation History Mailbag readers discuss the Merlin engine, the Wright 3350 engine, John Newton Williams' helicopter, the greatest emergency landings and Amelia Earhart.
Published: June 03, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Such intrepid 19th-century explorers as Joe Walker, John Wesley Powell, Benjamin Bonneville, Jedediah Smith and others explored much of the West, yet there remain corners for curious minds to explore.