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Kim Wiggins - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Native New Mexican artist Kim Wiggins offers a unique take on the oft-depicted 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Gunfights of the Arizona Rangers

Bill O'Neal | Published: March 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm
Overshadowed by the famed Texas Rangers, this small band of lawmen roamed Arizona Territory in the early 1900s administering justice, sometimes in deadly frontier fashion

Book Review: Custer, by Larry McMurtry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm
Author and popular novelist Larry McMurtry applies his storytelling skills to a short biography of George Armstrong Custer, though he covers little new ground.

Book Review: Canadians With Custer, by Mary Thomas

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Author Mary Thomas traces the military careers of 17 Canadians who served in the7th U.S. Cavalry, weaving the profiles into a narrative of George Custer's activities from 1866 to the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Custer Catastrophe at the Little Big Horn 1876, compiled by Richard Upton

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Editor Richard Upton has compiled a selection of early accounts of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Deliverance From the Little Big Horn, by Joan Nabseth Stevenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Author Joan Stevenson pays long-overdue homage to Henry Porter, the surviving 7th Cavalry surgeon who treated the wounded in the wake of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Modoc Vengeance, by Daniel Woodhead III

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm
In his self-published Modoc Vengeance, author Daniel Woodhead III draws on period newspaper reports to paint a candid picture of the 1873 Modoc War.

DVD Review: Custer’s Last Man, by History

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Custer's Last Man looks at the question, Could one of George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry troopers have escaped the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn?

No Respect

Robert M. Citino | Published: March 21, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Life isn't fair, and neither is history. Indeed, some historical events—no matter how vast or significant—seem destined to be forgotten. And World War II is full of them. Let's say you are launching a complex amphibious invasion of an enemy-held …

Wild Duel: Weasels vs SAMs Over Dong Hoi

Warren E. Thompson | Published: March 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm
During the Vietnam War, the Wild Weasels flew as a protection screen in specially equipped F-105F Thuds into a target area to sweep and destroy surface to air missile (SAM) sites, to protect "strike packages" or a flight of fighters that followed on

Dark Clouds Over Junction City

Rod Paschall | Published: March 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm
In Operation Junction City, Vietnam War's biggest operation, Feb. 21-May 14, 1967, including the largest paratroop jump since World War II, Gen. William Westmoreland won his big-unit campaign but lost confidence that the war could be won

What If the Omaha Beach Landing Had Failed?

Mark Grimsley | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:15 pm
An Allied failure would have made a second invasion of northwestern Europe unlikely.

Is it acceptable to specifically target military leaders for assassination?

Published: March 04, 2013 at 12:30 pm
 Aviation History Reader Poll The April 1943 mission to intercept and kill Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack, set a military precedent. Do you think it is acceptable to specifically target military leaders like Yamamoto for …

Interview With Author-Historian Rick Atkinson

Published: February 28, 2013 at 11:39 am
Pulitzer Prize–winning author-historian Rick Atkinson has completed the final volume of his Liberation Trilogy, a history of the U.S. Army in Europe in World War II.

Military History - May 2013 - Letters From Readers

Published: February 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm
Readers' letters in the May 2013 issue of Military History sound off about the Iran–Iraq War, Gallipoli and a misplaced division.

World War I Intrigue: German Spies in New York!

Michael S. Neiberg | Published: February 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm
On the eve of America’s entry into World War I, saboteurs plotted—and carried out—attacks on the U.S. home front
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