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The House Where Longfellow Lived

Stephen Harrigan | Published: May 13, 2013 at 11:35 am
The Cambridge, Mass., home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow nurtured his poetic talents and harbored his greatest tragedy.

Kharkov 1943: The Wehrmacht's Last Victory

Robert M. Citino | Published: May 08, 2013 at 5:47 pm
Erich von Manstein gave the Wehrmacht a comeback but couldn't change its fate

Table of Contents—July 2013 Aviation History

Published: May 06, 2013 at 11:35 am
The July 2013 issue of Aviation History offers compelling stories, including Dambusters (a complex RAF bombing mission over Germany), a profile of the Heinkel He-162, and the noble story of the 1926 team of U.S. Army airmen who flew 22,000 miles around Latin America.

Elco PT Boat: 80 Feet of Wood and Weaponry

Jon Guttman | Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:22 pm
Of the nearly 400 fast, light and heavily armed patrol boats Elco made for the U.S. Navy during World War II, a few achieved notoriety and one survives today as a museum ship.

The Making of General Winfield Scott

Ron Soodalter | Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:05 pm
The young officer survived court-martial, a duel and the War of 1812 to become one of America’s greatest commanders

Interview - Everett Alvarez - A Vietnam POW for the Duration

Published: April 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm
A few hours after the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964, Navy A4 pilot Everett Alvarez was shot down on a bombing mission near Hanoi, the first U.S. aviator taken captive during the Vietnam War

Wild West Discussion - June 2013

Published: March 31, 2013 at 5:34 pm
It is common knowledge that Lt. Col. George Custer and all the men of his immediate command perished during the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Still, some people, uncommon or not, believe there was a survivor, most likely one named …

Interview With Author Mark Smokov

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm
Author Mark Smokov brings Wild Bunch outlaw Harvey Logan (aka Kid Curry) out of Butch Cassidy’s shadow.

Kim Wiggins - Art of the West

Johnny D. Boggs | Published: March 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Native New Mexican artist Kim Wiggins offers a unique take on the oft-depicted 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: He Rode With Butch and Sundance, by Mark T. Smokov

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm
Author Mark Smokov makes the case that Harvey Logan (aka Kid Curry) was not just another member of the Wild Bunch under Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Book Review: The Last Outlaws, by Thom Hatch

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Author Thom Hatch delivers a dual biography of Butch and Sundance, notorious outlaws as inseparable in life as in death.

Book Review: Custer, by Larry McMurtry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm
Author and popular novelist Larry McMurtry applies his storytelling skills to a short biography of George Armstrong Custer, though he covers little new ground.

Book Review: Custer Catastrophe at the Little Big Horn 1876, compiled by Richard Upton

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Editor Richard Upton has compiled a selection of early accounts of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Book Review: Deliverance From the Little Big Horn, by Joan Nabseth Stevenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm
Author Joan Stevenson pays long-overdue homage to Henry Porter, the surviving 7th Cavalry surgeon who treated the wounded in the wake of the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

DVD Review: Custer’s Last Man, by History

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Custer's Last Man looks at the question, Could one of George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry troopers have escaped the June 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn?

Cover Story at 25

Wild West staff | Published: March 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Wild West celebrates 25 years in publishing with a collection of all of the covers that have appeared since our premier issue in June 1988
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