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Interview With World War I Historian William Philpott

Published: August 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm
In his new book War of Attrition, British historian William Philpott re-examines the causes, conduct and lasting effects of World War I.

Ten Notable Women of World War I

HistoryNet | Published: August 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Ten women whose roles in WW1 brought them praise. Some received medals. Some gave their lives.

Ten Questions for Gen. Paul X. 'P.X.' Kelley, Former USMC Commandant

HistoryNet | Published: August 04, 2014 at 4:18 pm
The legendary USMC commander talks about his remarkable 37-year military career that included two tours of Vietnam and serving as the first commander of the Rapid Deployment Task Force.

Last Call: Celebrity Soldier

Sarah Richardson | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm
General Winfield Scott - military hero, political flop

WWII Heroes Win Gold

Published: July 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm
The Congressional Gold Medal has been approved for members of the Civil Air Patrol or CAP who served during WWII and to the legendary Doolittle Raiders.

Interview With Museum of the American Revolution Director R. Scott Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2014 at 9:37 am
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.

Jihad: War to the Knife

Richard A. Gabriel | Published: July 02, 2014 at 5:37 pm
From its origin as an Islamic political and religious tool, jihad has morphed into all-out war against non-Muslims

Book Review: In the Hour of Victory, by Sam Willis

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 1:26 pm
Drawing on a newly discovered cache of period dispatches, Sam Willis looks anew on the turn-of-the-19th-century clashes that ushered in the "veritable golden age of British naval success."

Book Review: The Most Dangerous Man in America, by Mark Perry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Mark Perry reexamines the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, among the best known -- and controversial -- American military leaders.

Book Review: Für Volk and Führer, by Erwin Bartmann

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:39 pm
The late German Corporal Erwin Bartmann's memoir of service with one of the initial units of the wartime Waffen-SS offers an instructive glimpse into the heart of the Nazi war machine.

Book Review: The Lost Book of Alexander the Great, by Andrew Young

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Through "literary forensics" Andrew Young seeks to re-create Ptolemy's lost history of Alexander the Great, an ultimately impossible task.

2014 Spur Award: The Other James Brother

Mark Lee Gardner | Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:48 am
Forever in brother Jesse’s long shadow, Frank James may have been the more cunning and cold-blooded of the pair, as revealed in this Spur Award–winning feature

2014 Spur Finalist: Donner Party Cannibalism

Kristin Johnson | Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:17 am
Did they or didn't they? The recent notion that America’s most infamous instance of humans eating humans is a myth does not stand up to scrutiny

Wild West Discussion - August 2014

Published: May 30, 2014 at 9:57 am
In a time of war in September 1864, Fort Lyon (Colorado Territory) commander Major Edward W. Wynkoop risked his own life and those of his men by going out to meet with the Cheyennes. Two months later he was transferred, …

Wild West - August 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: May 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm
In the August issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Chief Joseph, finding the magazine, self-lynching, directions to Fort Snelling and American Indian demographics.

Interview With Author and WWA President Sherry Monahan

Candy Moulton | Published: May 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Sherry Monahan has educated readers about wine, Western food and now the Earp wives, clearing up a few frontier misconceptions along the way.
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