President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes hands with Dr. Martin Luther King after signing the Voting Rights Act. (LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto)

1965 Voting Rights Act Gallery

On August 6th, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, claiming, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice.”
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Encounter: Robert E. Lee Faces Congress

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...
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August 2015 – Letters From Readers

Annie Oakley I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Annie Oakley in the February 2015 issue. The colorized photo of her on the cover really brings out her beauty and elegance. Her eyes look like they are...
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Book Review: Charles M. Russell

Author and art collector Larry Len Peterson explores the life of Charlie Russell through photos of the iconic Western painter and sculptor
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‘Unless we progress, we regress’

Eisenhower scholars have spent much of the past two decades correcting the record of his presidency, distorted by biased historians and antagonistic pundits. Ike’s legacy in civil rights is still the...
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Déjà Vu: Ike’s Middle East Gambit

The United States is trying to make a deal with Iran, by which that country would guarantee to keep its nuclear program peaceful. After winding down the war in Iraq, American troops are back in that country to...

Military History Reader Poll – July 2015

The Battle of Edgehill began the hands-on education of Oliver Cromwell. What other noted military commanders learned mainly from experience rather than prior training? (Photo:...
Over his 41-year Marine Corps career General James Mattis honored his obligation to share lessons learned from combat and his own rigorous study of military history. (DoD Photo)

Marine Corps General James Mattis

Mattis insists that a rigorous study of military history and shared knowledge from combat are equally essential elements of military training
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June 2015 – Letters From Readers

In the June issue of Wild West readers share dispatches about the Marias (aka Baker) Massacre (in present-day Montana) and the later clashes on the Little Bighorn River and near Wounded Knee Creek (in present-day South Dakota)
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Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University houses one of the world's largest collections of artifacts, books, and manuscripts related to the 16th President of the U.S.