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Book Review: Glorious Misadventures, by Owen Matthews

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm
Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.

France, Fur, and America

Published: February 10, 2012 at 11:54 am
French Jesuits began converting Indians in the Great Lakes region in the 1630s, some 20 years after arriving in North America. (James Aitken Wylie. The History of Protestantism. London: Cassell, 1879) MHQ Home Page See the Spring 2012 MHQ story…

Martin M-130 Flying Boat: China Clipper's Trans-Pacific Flights

Published: June 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm
The world became a little smaller when the China Clipper blazed an aerial pathway across the Pacific and inaugurated practical commercial air routes during a 60-hour flight.

Letter from Wild West - August 2009

Gregory Lalire | 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.

The Lake District: A Landscape in Amber

Jim Hargan | Published: June 22, 2008 at 8:55 pm
Britain's Lake District is 900 square miles of hard, ancient mountains, surrounded on all sides by rich, level farmland. Immortalized by William Wordsworth, preserved by Beatrix Potter, Lakeland draws 14 million tourists a year.

Timeline: The World of 1607

Dana Huntley | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:29 am
The settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, left behind an England that was experiencing political and religious changes in 1607.

Richard E. Byrd and the 1925 MacMillan Arctic Expedition

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
The MacMillan Arctic Expedition marked the first productive use of aircraft in Arctic exploration by Americans and brought Richard Byrd into the national limelight.

1930s National Air Races: Speed and Spectacle

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
The 1930s National Air Races tested the mettle of a new breed of pilot and showcased the cutting edge of aircraft technology.

John Wesley Powell: Mapping the Colorado River

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:04 pm
In 1869, John Wesley Powell defied the myth of the Colorado River's invincibility and led the first expedition to navigate through the Grand Canyon.

World War II: In the Footsteps of Easy Company During a Band of Brothers Tour

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:04 pm
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Alaska Highway: The Biggest and Hardest Job Since the Panama Canal

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm
After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States feared that Alaska was vulnerable to invasion. To allay those fears, the government embarked on a monumental job of road building through some of the most remote and inaccessible terrain in North America.
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