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Book Review: Hundred Days, by Nick Lloyd

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Historian Nick Lloyd reexamines the closing days of World War I, examining the root causes of the shift in the Allies' favor.

Book Review: Hanns and Rudolf, by Thomas Harding

HistoryNet Staff | Published: April 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm
This dual biography by Thomas Harding profiles Rudolf Höss, the wartime Kommandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, and Hanns Alexander, the Jewish leader of the British intelligence unit tasked with tracking down Nazis, including Hoss.

Napoléon’s Six Days

James W. Shosenberg | Published: April 30, 2014 at 11:41 am
After his stinging first defeat on French soil, the emperor struck back at the invading allies in a last-ditch campaign

Book Review: Tombstone’s ‘Buckskin Frank,’ by Ben T. Traywick

Published: April 02, 2014 at 2:42 pm
Tombstone's 'Buckskin Frank': Nashville Franklyn Leslie, by Ben T. Traywick, Red Marie's, Tombstone, Ariz., 2013, $12.50 The subhead of this new and greatly expanded version of a 1985 book by Ben Traywick, former town historian of Tombstone, Arizona, sounds …

John Coleman—Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: April 02, 2014 at 2:31 pm
The Prescott, Ariz., artist has captured Sitting Bull, Gall and Crazy Horse in his sculpture, "1876."

Book Review: The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Richard Ernsberger Jr. | Published: March 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm
THE BROTHERS: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer (Time Books) In the 1950s President Dwight Eisenhower considered it America's "destiny and duty" to contain the Soviet Union and the scourge of international communism. …

Band of Brothers' William J. 'Wild Bill' Guarnere Dies at 90

HistoryNet | Published: March 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm
William J. 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, a member of the 'Band of Brothers,'

Interview With Arlington National Cemetery's Patrick Hallinan

Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future.

The Unknown Lincoln-Douglass Debate

HistoryNet | Published: February 03, 2014 at 1:17 pm
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass "debate" through their correspondence and commentary in a special program narrated by Harold Holzer and starring Norm Lewis and Stephen Lang.

Wild West - April 2014 - Letters From Readers

Published: January 31, 2014 at 5:09 pm
In the April issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Kingston, N.M., Frank James' grave site in Independence, Mo., and "squaw," the offensive frontier-era term for an American Indian woman.

Letter From Wild West - April 2014

Gregory Lalire | Published: January 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Certain Indian leaders, chief among them Joseph of the Nez Perce, were eloquent speakers, though their actual words were sometimes lost in translation.

Fort Dilts and Fanny Kelly’s Bid for Freedom

Bill Markley | Published: January 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm
Sioux raiders bottled up emigrants behind primitive earthworks on the Dakota plains, then forced a captive white woman to communicate their demands—she added a plea of her own

Book Review: The Heart of Everything That Is, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

HistoryNet Staff | Published: January 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Though Red Cloud's life is far from an "untold" story, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin offer fresh insights into the Lakota's chief's legendary exploits in this new biography.

Peace Presidents on a War Footing

Richard Brookhiser | Published: January 07, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Barack Obama is not the first peace president to find himself ready to go to war

Doolittle Raiders Drink a Final Toast

C.V. Glines | Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:45 pm
Edward Saylor, Dick Cole (Jimmy Doolittle's copilot) and David Thatcher drink to their comrades. [Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force] A milestone historical event took place on November 9, 2013, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Rather than …

Interview With Doolittle Raider Richard Cole

Published: December 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm
On April 18, 1942, in the northwest Pacific, aviation legend Jimmy Doolittle and copilot Dick Cole led a flight of 16 B-25B bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet bound for targets in Japan. Cole shares his memories of that historic raid.
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