Published: March 03, 2014 at 5:13 pm
"Knowing history means knowing that your life is not just about you and it helps you keep events that happen in your own life in proper perspective."
Weider History's CEO and Publisher, Eric Weider, wrote an article for the Winter …
Published: February 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm
These 10 aviation tales prove that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Published: January 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Shaped by his in-country experiences, musician and Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams continues to work on behalf of vets and soldiers from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq
Published: October 18, 2013 at 11:13 am
Published: July 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm
David Ferriero's tenure as National Archivist, a Vietnam vet appointed by President Obama in 2009, has seen the most massive document declassification effort in U.S. history
Published: July 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm
I've been thinking a lot lately about the endgame of the war in the European Theater, early 1945. For the Germans, things had fallen apart. The Soviets were slashing deeply into East Prussia and crossing the Oder. The western allies …
Published: June 17, 2013 at 11:57 am
Last time out we began a discussion of a seemingly insignificant event. Near the end of May 1944, Monsignor Jozef Tiso, the wartime leader of Slovakia, paid a visit to Adolf Hitler at the latter's headquarters in East Prussia–the famous …
Published: May 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm
THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT
The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945
By Rick Atkinson. 896 pp.
Henry Holt and Co., 2013. $40.
For almost 15 years—three times longer than World War II lasted—Pulitzer winner Rick Atkinson has toiled with …
Published: March 21, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Life isn't fair, and neither is history. Indeed, some historical events—no matter how vast or significant—seem destined to be forgotten. And World War II is full of them.
Let's say you are launching a complex amphibious invasion of an enemy-held …
Published: March 07, 2013 at 11:28 am
I am all thumbs. Put me at a computer keyboard, and I am trouble. I am the lord of the typo. Put my on an iPhone and things get exponentially worse. Put me on an iPhone with that quaint function …
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:23 pm
In the battle for Guadalcanal, Imperial submarines ruled the sea—until rigid doctrine dragged them down.
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Acts of great courage in war aren't limited to the battlefield. One little-known incident during World War II defined Major General Matthew B. Ridgway as a commander of unrivaled courage when he laid his career on the line at a …
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:21 pm
Shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, the sky above the Normandy market town of Sainte-Mère-Église quietly grew thick with billowing silk as American paratroopers dropped into the night ahead of the long-expected Allied invasion of Europe; by …
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:17 pm
'Writing this book," Matthew Brzezinski declares, "made me grasp the horrors of the situation's choices." The "situation" is the Nazi-ruled Warsaw Ghetto, portrayed with gritty detail in Isaac's Army. From 1940 on, a 24-year-old Zionist youth leader named Isaac …
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:17 pm
Branded a left-wing peacenik during his 1972 presidential campaign against incumbent Richard M. Nixon, Senator George S. McGovern lost that race in a landslide, winning only Massa-chusetts and Washington, D.C. A major reason for his defeat was his opposition to …
Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:15 pm
Of all the places I've been, the port of Archangel in the north of Russia is the least romantic. The climate is terrible—cold and dank most of the year—and ships lie rusting in the harbor. From the drunks on the …