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  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: The Animals’ War

     “The Animals’ War”  May 26, 2007–January 6, 2008; Imperial War Museum North Manchester, U.K.  In World War I, a staggering 256,000 horses and mules died in service with the British army. While the armed forces were...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Dodge City’s Fourth Featured Much Bull

    Officials organized a bullfight. In mid-1884, Dodge City, Kansas, was suffering an identity crisis. For more than a decade she’d been the acknowledged Gomorrah of the Plains; for a half-dozen years she’d reigned supreme as Queen of the...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Book Review: California Grizzly

    Story of the Mighty California Grizzly by William B. Secrest, Word Dancer Press, Sanger, Calif., 2007, $25. What would California be like without the grizzly bear? Well, it would be like now. Californians haven’t spotted a big grizzly...

  • Wild West Magazine

    The Hounds That Tamed the West

    Big, strong, fast and courageous, these dogs of many names cornered quarry for such famed frontier hunters as George Custer and Teddy Roosevelt. Grazing buffalo moved slowly out of a draw as a procession of military wagons and soldiers...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Headlines- February 2008

    Historic Breeds Played Important, If Forgotten, Roles in the American South Thanks to the American Water Buffalo Association, the water-friendly beasts of burden have returned to Middleton Place. The association recently donated two...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- May 2008

    Long-Forgotten P-38 Reemerges on Welsh Beach When Lt. Robert F. Elliott pulled his P-38F Lightning into the Welsh sky on September 27, 1942, there was trouble ahead. The plane itself wasn’t the problem; his aircraft, a twin-boomed...

  • Wild West Magazine

    The Hybrid Beast That Built the West

    Although ungainly looking, hard kicking and as stubborn as itself, the mule proved indispensable, if not heroic, to many prospectors, emigrants, soldiers and farmers on the wild frontier. In the Wild West, a man could get hanged for horse...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Monsters of the Plains

    Buffalo were once considered as dangerous as grizzly bears— viewed with awe and hunted with abandon. That the vast herds would reach near extinction seemed about as likely as a railroad crossing the continent. As summer turned to fall in...

  • World War II Magazine

    Birds of War

    A thousands-strong force of messengers, spies, and counterspies helped save lives and win battles throughout the war. It’s hardly the image of wartime intrigue: a group of British pigeon fanciers discussing—what else—pigeons one...