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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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Book Review: Gold, by John Richard Stephens

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.
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Book Review: Dark Invasion, 1915, by Howard Blum

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.
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Wild West – December 2014 – Letters From Readers

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.
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Encounter: Ernie Pyle Stumps Arthur Miller

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,...
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Letter From Wild West – December 2014

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.