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  • Military History Magazine

    Father of the Navy

    John Barry fought for his adoptive country at sea and presided at the birth of the U.S. Navy Royal Navy Lieutenant Richard Boger was vexed. The commander of the eight-gun sloop tender HMS Edward had been chasing an unidentified merchantman...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Maccabees of St. Gall

    Ninth-century Benedictine monks created a beautifully illustrated account of the Jewish revolt of 174 BC. In the modern imagination, the medieval knight is a glamorous figure. No other warrior in Western history seems so admirable, so...

  • World War II Magazine

    Fire for Effect: Invisible Man Simpson

    Skillful, reliable, and able to handle any mission, a guy named Bill Simpson managed to be one of the greatest generals all while avoiding the spotlight. ...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Review: Noble Warrior

    Noble Warrior: The Story of Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.), Medal of Honor by James E. Livingston, Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis, Zenith Press, 2010 A former U.S. Army soldier and Marine Scout Sniper—during which he...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Review: Search and Destroy

    Search and Destroy: The Story of an Armored Cavalry Squadron in Viet Nam, 1/1 Cav, 1967-1968 by Keith W. Nolan, Zenith Press, 2010  In Search and Destroy, the late Keith Nolan has written yet another masterpiece on the Vietnam War....

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Death Dance in the Dark

    James Gillam’s most terrifying moments in Vietnam came in the pitch-black darkness of an enemy tunnel. After his poor academic performance in the spring of 1968, Ohio University sophomore James Gillam lost his deferment and was drafted...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Hell on a Hill at Khe Sanh

    For nearly 80 days, Marines on the hills surrounding Khe Sanh endured one of the war’s fiercest fights. The top of what became known as Hill 861-A was just virgin land covered with elephant grass and bamboo when I first saw it. My...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    An Alamo Stand in Saigon

    The last Americans in Vietnam vowed to fight to the death as desperate refugees stormed the U.S. Embassy, and NVA tanks approached on the streets below. The noose was tightening around Saigon in the dark morning hours of April 30, 1975....

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, Second Edition

    The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, Second Edition edited by Spencer C. Tucker, ABC-CLIO, 2011 Publication of the three-volume Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War in 1999 produced one of the most comprehensive studies of the war, the...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Taking on Tanks at Kontum

    Only a desperately thin line of defense against a tank-led NVA assault stood in the way of a likely defeat of South Vietnam in May 1972. In the spring of 1972, a dozen North Vietnamese Army divisions with hundreds of tanks and the latest...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Air Cav Strikes Deep into Song Re Valley

    An Air Cav squadron, eager for action in unfamiliar territory, was glad to leave Song Re after two tough weeks. I joined Charlie Troop in early April 1967 at Landing Zone (LZ) Two Bits, a forward firebase split by Highway 514 atop a rise...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Rebels on the run

    The dramatic battle for High Bridge only postponed the inevitable. A few miles from where present-day U.S. 406 meets County Road 619 at Rice, Va., a bridge once carried the Southside Railroad over the Appomattox River. Built in 1852 and...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    A Shot in the Dark

    Once the Rebels took aim at Fort Sumter, there was no turning back—for anyone. Secession was a bone of contention charged with enough lightning to kill half a generation if it hadn’t been run to ground sooner. The fact that the...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    ACW Book Review: Hearts Touched by Fire

    Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War edited by Harold Holzer, Modern Library, 2011, $38 BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL War, first published in 1888, is the most valuable collection of firsthand...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Buying Time

    The men of the 1st Minnesota Infantry quick-stepped into the breach at Gettysburg to save the Federal position—and maybe the Union itself. As the sun set, the soldiers charged, rifles at the ready, sweat streaming down their faces in the...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Letters from Readers- America’s Civil War July 2011

    The devil’s in the details Hit the dusty trail While I agree with Gordon Berg’s movie review of Santa Fe Trail in the May 2011 issue, it does contain an error. If you watch the movie again, you will note that Colonel Lee sent the...