Published: April 08, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Two years before the Declaration of Independence was written, thousands of militiamen put an end to British rule in Massachusetts
Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm
THE BROTHERS: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
by Stephen Kinzer (Time Books)
In the 1950s President Dwight Eisenhower considered it America's "destiny and duty" to contain the Soviet Union and the scourge of international communism. …
Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:44 pm
Author Melinda L. Pash explains how Korea came to be America's "forgotten war"
Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:41 pm
Custer keeps the peace in Texas, Hollywood's golden age in 1939, photographs captured by Dorothea Lange, Massachusetts militiamen end British rule in 1774, and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing.
Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future.
Published: February 03, 2014 at 1:17 pm
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass "debate" through their correspondence and commentary in a special program narrated by Harold Holzer and starring Norm Lewis and Stephen Lang.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm
U.S. Army Private Eddie Matthews' preserved letters, edited by former National Park Service historian Doug McChristian, offer both a glimpse into frontier life for a 19th-century soldier and a perspective on the era of westward expansion.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Though Red Cloud's life is far from an "untold" story, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin offer fresh insights into the Lakota's chief's legendary exploits in this new biography.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:23 pm
THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)
Here's some of what's in Doris Kearns Goodwin's latest tome: progressive Republicans who insist that the working poor have …
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm
A Carolina Moonshiner Helps Win WWII
SEVERAL SHOTS SEEMED to come out of nowhere. One bullet whizzed past Sheriff N.H. McGeachy's face, almost nicking his nose, and another clipped Deputy Bill West's ear. McGeachy had seen at least three men …
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Washington cuts loose at dinner party, Herbert Hoover's humanitarian efforts abroad, Hudson River School artist capture a day in the life of a soldier, European mesmerism inspires Americans to think positive, and palaces built of cotton coal and corn in the heartland.
Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Like the original Harper's Weekly, this compendium of the work of "special artists" Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier includes a wealth of images and solid text, capturing everyday life in the Old West.
Published: January 07, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Barack Obama is not the first peace president to find himself ready to go to war
Published: December 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm
After a seesaw clash of determined enemies, neither the Americans nor
the British ended up with the prize
Published: December 02, 2013 at 12:20 pm
The February 2014 issue of American History magazine features articles on Comanche chief Quanah Parker, American folk murder ballads, Peggy Shippen's role in leading Benedict Arnold to treason, Teddy Roosevelt's grandson Kermit's part in overthrowing Iran's elected government, Americans in London and Mission to Moscow's Hollywood propaganda.
Published: November 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm
In an excerpt from Death Zones and Darling Spies, Beverly Keever explores new evidence that support her 1968 story for Christian Science Monitor that Richard Nixon secretly tried to scuttle President Johnson's peace talk plan days before the election