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Encounter: Robert E. Lee Faces Congress

Peter Carlson | Published: December 03, 2014 at 5:55 pm
The senator began his interrogation with an innocuous question: "Where is your present residence?" "Lexington, Virginia," the witness replied. "How long have you resided at Lexington?" "Since the first of October last—nearly five months," said the witness, whose name was …

Wild West - February 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: November 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm
In the February issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about losing Lee Silva, the Montana Column and favorite cavalry films from the 1950s

Lillian Smith: The On-Target 'California Girl'

Julia Bricklin | Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Young Lillian Smith was Annie Oakley’s rival as a trick-shot artist in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, but her most astonishing act was her transformation at age 30 into ‘Princess Wenona’

Interview With Colorado Historian Jeff Broome

Kellen Cutsforth | Published: November 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm
Colorado historian Jeff Broome’s latest Indian wars book relates Plains Indian depredations and settlers' claims during the Cheyenne War

Book Review: Reshaw, by Jefferson Glass

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Trailblazing frontier entrepreneur John Baptiste Richard (or "Reshaw") gets his historical due in this biography by Jefferson Glass.

Book Review: Gold, by John Richard Stephens

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm
John Richard Stephens compilation of firsthand accounts from the California Gold Rush provides rich diggings for those interested in learning more about that tumultuous time.

The Eisenhower Foundation - Preserving the Legacy of a Great American

HistoryNet | Published: November 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm
For nearly 70 years the Eisenhower Foundation has been working to preserve the legacy of and the values exemplified by General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Herbert Brownell

Ann Brownell Sloane | Published: November 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm
An account of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Herbert Brownell Jr., the man who would become his attorney general; written by Brownell's daughter Ann Brownell Sloane.

Interview With Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees

Published: October 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Imperial War Museum Director-General Diane Lees discusses the museum's revamped atrium and galleries and its ongoing activities tied to the World War I centennial.

Book Review: Dark Invasion, 1915, by Howard Blum

HistoryNet Staff | Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:53 am
In his latest book, Dark Invasion, 1915, Howard Blum explores America's first brush with Homeland Security issues as it confronted German spies in the lead-up to the U.S. entry into World War I.

Military History - January 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: October 30, 2014 at 10:02 am
Readers' letters in the January 2015 issue of Military History sound off about American preparedness in the early months of the Korean War and the Lend-Lease program during World War II.

Wild West - December 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: October 03, 2014 at 4:02 pm
In the December issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Fort Davis (Texas), Edward "Ned Wynkoop, Sadie Marcus (the future Mrs. Earp), the Umatilla Indian Reservation (in Pendleton, Ore.), Rocky Mountain oysters and a disputed photo of Indian captives.

Encounter: Ernie Pyle Stumps Arthur Miller

Peter Carlson | Published: October 03, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Newspaper reporters are seldom popular. They are the bearers of bad tidings. They ask embarrassing questions and reveal unpleasant facts. They're frequently pushy and obnoxious. In opinion polls, Ameri­cans rate reporters at the bottom of the esteem spectrum, along with …

Letter From Wild West - December 2014

Gregory Lalire | Published: October 03, 2014 at 1:08 pm
Unlike the contentious fights at Wounded Knee and Sand Creek, the 1870 Marias Massacre was an egregious massacre of Piegan Indians that is little remembered today.

Interview With Author Will Bagley

Candy Moulton | Published: October 03, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Will Bagley's latest book relates the history of Wyoming's South Pass, the historic overland crossing of the Rocky Mountains

Briscoe Western Art Museum - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: October 03, 2014 at 12:19 pm
San Antonio's new Briscoe Western Art Museum boasts a collection of world-class art rooted in Western history
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