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  • American History Magazine

    Interview: Fred Greenstein, an expert on comparative styles of presidential leadership

    Can Obama achieve his sweeping goals? His conciliatory approach and tendency to move to the middle ground have profound limitations in today’s polarized political climate. Although we’re not as bitterly divided as we were in the...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette-February 2010

    U.S. and Coin Dealer Fight Over Rare Gold Double Eagles Double Eagles, $20 gold pieces minted in 1933 but never circulated, are America’s most fabled coins. In 2002, one surfaced at an auction and sold for $7.59 million. Now 10 Double...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- April 2010

    Archaeologists Hoist Anchor From Wreckage of Blackbeard’s Last Pirate Ship The last ship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard, which ran aground in 1718, has yielded the first of its four anchors. The grapnel, used on the longboat of the...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- June 2010

    Cutbacks Endanger Historic Sites George Washington and his troops—in the form of reenactors—crossed the Delaware River last December for the 57th time. As usual, they disembarked from Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing Historic Park....

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- August 2010

    Plans Unveiled for National Mall Makeover America’s front yard—as Washington’s National Mall has been nicknamed— needs some work. Upwards of $600 million worth, according to the draft plan recently put out by the Mall’s minders,...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- October 2010

    Artists Carve Digital Rushmore Getting up close and personal with Mount Rushmore may soon be a virtual reality. A team of preservationists and artists recently spent two weeks capturing laser scans and high-resolution photos of the giant...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- December 2010

    Legal Battle Looms Over Jim Thorpe’s Remains Jack Thorpe has waited 57 years to bury his famous father properly. After the legendary American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe died in 1953, some enterprising souls who were eager to attract...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Today- February 2010

    Antietam Unknowns Honored in New York and Tennessee Two recently located unidentified soldiers were buried with full honors this past fall. Re – mains of a New York man—identified by his buttons—discovered at Antietam were...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    The Proclamation and the Peculiar Institution

    On the eve of the Sesquicentennial, controversy rages anew about slavery as a cause of the war. On April 6, 2010, Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s proclamation reinstated Confederate History Month after a hiatus of eight years,...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Times- August 2010

    A Fight Over George Meade’s Horse The dispute over what is left of Old Baldy, the horse that carried Union General George Gordon Meade through eight engagements, including the Battle of Gettysburg, recently ended up in court. Baldy’s...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- October 2010

    Cleveland Reopens War Monument One of the nation’s most elaborate Civil War memorials recently re opened after a $2 million, two-year restoration. The 1894 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, a granite and sandstone tower teeming with...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- December 2010

    Site of War’s Largest Cavalry Battle Expands by 782 Acres Thanks to history-minded Culpeper County landowners, 782 acres were recently added to Virginia’s Brandy Station battlefield via two conservation easements. The 349-acre northern...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- October 2010

    Stalin’s Top General Admits Germany Nearly Defeated Russia at Moscow Western historians have been saying it for decades, but to hear it from Georgy Zhukov himself is something else entirely. In a shockingly candid interview that was...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- December 2010

    Stalin Raises a Ruckus at American D-Day Memorial Should he stay or should he go? A heated war of words erupted in a Virginia town this summer when a sculpture of Stalin was added to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford—a small town...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2011

    LBJ’s White House Daily Diary Goes Digital FOR HISTORIANS AND researchers, and those just curious about the inner workings of the White House, more than 14,000 pages from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daily Diary” are now posted...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- April 2011

    Afghan War MoH Stirs Vietnam War Honorees VIETNAM WAR MEDAL of Honor recipients agree: Salvatore Giunta’s life is changed forever. With the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Giunta, 25, on Nov. 16, for his heroics in...