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Here Is Where: Elisha Otis rises out of small-town Vermont

Andrew Carroll | Published: January 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm
Birthplace of an Uplifting Inventor

Wild West Discussion - April 2015

Published: January 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm
Big names participated in the birth, growth, independence and identity of 19th-century Texas, but who made the biggest impression: Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, David Crockett, William B. Travis, Jim Bowie, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mirabeau Lamar, Sul Ross, …

Wild West - April 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: January 29, 2015 at 10:13 am
In the April issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Fort Smith (Ark.) hangman George Maledon, a revised version of a past article, a discredited photo of Victorio, Bitterroot Valley chinooks and Paris, Texas

Letter From Wild West - April 2015

Gregory Lalire | Published: January 29, 2015 at 9:47 am
Were stagecoach attacks by Indians the stuff of Hollywood drama? No, says Indian wars historian Gregory Michno, who relates several such attacks in the April 2015 issue

Frederick Rutland: Tinker, Sailor, Aviator, Spy

Thomas G. Bradbeer | Published: January 02, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Royal Navy pilot Rutland earned a reputation as a WWI hero before a misstep led to his disgrace in 1941

Interview With the National D-Day Memorial’s April Cheek-Messier

Published: January 02, 2015 at 2:13 pm
National D-Day Memorial director April Cheek-Messier discusses the memorial and its unique relationship to neighboring Bedford, Va.

Military History - March 2015 - Letters From Readers

Published: January 02, 2015 at 1:35 pm
Readers' letters in the March 2015 issue of Military History sound off about lessons learned from Desert Storm, legacies of the Roman empire and the Cold War distribution of U.S. troops in Europe.

Book Review: Survivors of Stalingrad, by Reinhold Busch

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Historian Reinhold Busch takes a disquieting look behind German lines during the brutal 1942-43 fight for Stalingrad.

Book Review: A Great and Glorious Adventure, by Gordon Corrigan

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 02, 2015 at 12:46 pm
British military scholar Gordon Corrigan relates the dynamics of medieval warfare and politics in his history of the Hundred Years' War.

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.
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