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  • American History Magazine

    Gazette American History- April 2011

    Ike’s Military-Industrial Complex Speech Deconstructed Dwight Eisenhower’s military prowess made him a war hero and a president. But on January 17, 1961, three days before he left the White House, Eisenhower told the American public,...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History June 2011

    Startling Lincoln Discovery Exposed as Fabrication What a difference a digit makes. Back in 1998, a retired psychiatrist named Thomas Lowry made a splash when he claimed that he had found a pardon in the National Archives issued by Abraham...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History August 2011

    New Exhibit Lifts Lid on Watergate Cover-up The gift shop at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, run by stalwart supporters of the 37th president, sells a mug that asks “What Would Nixon Do?” It has been joined...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History October 2011

    Solicitor General Acknowledges Malfeasance in U.S. Handling of Japanese Internment The imprisonment OF 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II represents a low point in U.S. justice, and now that black mark seems even darker....

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History December 2011

    Truths Finally Surface for Ill-Fated Civil War Sub The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley knew victory and defeat in its single combat mission on February 17, 1864—becoming the first sub to destroy an enemy ship in battle and then sinking...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- February 2011

    Great Civil War Maps Now Available Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is releasing nearly 400 war–related maps, charts and documents in time for the Sesquicentennial. The collection, named “Charting a More...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letter from the Editor- April 2011

    Ready or Not, Here We Go The Sesquicentennial is upon us, and much as I don’t want to admit it, I have a nagging feeling it’s going to fall short of expectations—for many of the reasons that Virginia Tech Professor James I. Robertson...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- April 2011

    Stonewall Jackson House Goes to VMI The Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, Virginia, where Thomas J. Jackson resided between 1858 and 1861 with his second wife Anna while he taught at Virginia Military Institute, is expected to become...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- June 2011

    Flora Stuart’s Battle Flag Finds a New Home The battle flag that Flora Stuart, J.E.B. Stuart’s wife, sewed for her husband is headed for permanent  display at the Texas Civil War Museum in Forth Worth after being held in the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Today- August 2011

    First Sesquicentennial Stamps Released The first in a series of “Forever” stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the war are now available from your local post office. Two 1861 events, the bombardment of Fort Sumter and the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Today- October 2011

    Neglect and Development Threaten Fredericksburg Home Sherwood Forest, an 1810 home and grounds situated on a bluff near Fredericksburg, Va., has been named an endangered historic site by Preservation Virginia. Union forces used the house...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Past and Present- December 2011

    Irish Regiment Painting Resurrected A large painting of the 69th New York State Militia that had been forgotten for decades will be making a reappearance in Gotham City at the New-York Historical Society. Created by artist Louis Lang in...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- February 2011

    Merciful Lie? Convicted War Criminal May Have Saved Allied Lives It was a meeting that may well have changed the course of the war— although not in the way historians have long assumed. Victory seemed to be slipping away from the Germans...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- April 2011

    Russia Finally Condemns Stalin In a major break with precedent, the Russian parliament officially condemned Joseph Stalin for the first time ever this fall for his role in the Katyn Forest massacre during World War II, setting the stage...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- June 2011

    The War’s Deadliest Weapon: Starvation World War II was about many things: ideology, conquest, survival. But food historian Lizzie Collingham makes a persuasive case in a new book that the war was largely about food. In The Taste of War:...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- August 2011

     Last-Ditch Nazi Poison Plot Revealed Two months before the end of the war, in March 1945, a captured B-17 Flying Fortress took off from a German airfield in Stuttgart and set course for the French border. Above the small town of...