Published: November 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm
At age 64 and in failing health, John Steinbeck went to Vietnam in 1966 to report on the controversial war
Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:22 pm
Hitler's decision to declare war on the United States was decades in the making
Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:19 pm
In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler laid out a philosophy that would trigger global war. But a later volume, not published in his lifetime, is at least as shocking as his notorious My Struggle.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Decades before World War II, Japan demonstrated its military might to Russia and the other Great Powers
Published: November 02, 2012 at 3:49 pm
Thomas Ricks book The Generals looks at the effects of bureaucratization on the U.S. military from World War I through the modern-day conflicts in the Middle East.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 3:27 pm
Ian F.W. Beckett's new book The Making of the First World War presents essays on lesser-known episodes of the war that nevertheless had long-term repercussions.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:40 pm
In The Gods of Prophetstown author Adam Jortner examines the 1811 conflict between the United States and an eastern Indian confederacy that served as a prelude to the War of 1812.
Published: October 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm
A Lincoln scholar answers questions about the best and worst Abraham Lincoln movies and television programs - 'Star Trek' makes it into a 'best' category.
Published: October 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Military historians love to emphasize the planning process. They like to talk about "perfect plans," showing how the genius of the great commander can manifest itself even before the shooting starts. A good plan, we argue, can overwhelm the enemy, …
Published: October 02, 2012 at 6:34 pm
Prolific Western writer Chris Enss has delved into the lives of ordinary Westerners, though the extraordinary Custers have also drawn her interest.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Jon Coleman bites off all he can chew in Here Lies Hugh Glass, an ambitious treatise on American exceptionalism centered around the 19th-century mauling of mountain man Glass.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Ho! For the Black Hills presents a trove of letters written by Jack Crawford, 19th-century newspaper correspondent and self-proclaimed "Poet Scout of the Black Hills."
Published: October 02, 2012 at 4:11 pm
In this new release of the fanciful 1939 version of Frontier Marshal, Randolph Scott portrays Wyatt Earp, Cesar Romero his friend Doc "Halliday."
Published: October 02, 2012 at 1:01 pm
Maynard Dixon captured the true shapes and colors of the desert Southwest as no other artist before or since.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 12:12 pm
In the December issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about frontier friends with firearms, bandit leader Joaquín Murrieta, the death of the open range and Billy the Kid's wacky hat.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 11:39 am
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday had a friendship as famed as their 1881 fight with the Cowboys in Tombstone.