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How did Woodrow Wilson become America's most hated president?

Paula Span | Published: June 09, 2011 at 12:33 pm
Modern-day conservatives claim Woodrow Wilson wrecked the American century.

Lisbon: Harbor of Hope and Intrigue

Gene Santoro | Published: June 02, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Visit the gathering grounds of Europe's spies and refugees.

Brothers, Rivals, Victors Traces the Tangled Lives of Europe's Liberators

Alex Kershaw | Published: June 02, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Brothers, Rivals, Victors By Jonathan W. Jordan. 672 pp. NAL Hardcover, 2011. $28.95. Two factors mattered most in determining victory in Europe in World War II: the will to win, and the amount of materiel available to the warring …

What If the Dieppe Raid Had Succeeded?

Mark Grimsley | Published: June 02, 2011 at 12:54 pm
Was the invasion really “an indispensable preliminary to full-scale operations,” as Churchill dubbed it?

The Walls Have Ears

Robert M. Citino | Published: April 08, 2011 at 10:05 am
People committed a lot of crimes in World War II. Some were huge, earth-shattering, and we are still living with the consequences. Atrocity. Murder. Mass murder. Others were…smaller. Consider, if you will, the "crime" of eavesdropping. There may indeed have …

The Death of the Kursk Offensive: Sympathy for the Devil

Robert M. Citino | Published: March 31, 2011 at 10:07 am
What killed Operation Citadel? A lot of things.

What If America's "Arsenal of Democracy" Had Failed to Materialize?

Mark Grimsley | Published: March 30, 2011 at 10:54 am
No number of errors in mobilization could have throttled the increase in U.S. production, but serious blunders were still possible.

Smith vs. Smith

Sharon Tosi Lacey | Published: March 30, 2011 at 10:51 am
When a Marine general fired an Army general on Saipan, all hell broke loose

Triumph at Kasserine Pass

Stephen Budiansky | Published: March 30, 2011 at 10:51 am
How the U.S. Army wrung victory from one of their worst defeats

Rumsfeld's Challenge to Johnson on the Vietnam War

Vietnam magazine | Published: March 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm
After a briefing with LBJ on Vietnam in 1966, Rep. Rumsfeld wrote that the president was “up and down like a yo-yo”

Where is General George Meade

Tom Huntington | Published: March 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm
How Union General George G. Meade became the Rodney Dangerfield of the Civil War

Secession - Revisionism or Reality

Harold Holzer | Published: March 14, 2011 at 10:01 am
Secession fever revisited We can take an honest look at history, or just revise it to make it more palatable Try this version of history: 150 years ago this spring, North Carolina and Tennessee became the final two Southern states …

Walmart Withdraws from Wilderness Battlefield

Tim and Elizabeth Rowland | Published: March 14, 2011 at 9:59 am
Preservationists win Wilderness battle Rather than face what would likely have been an image-bruising court fight, Walmart has abandoned plans to build a retail supercenter on the doorstep of the Wilderness battlefield in central Virginia. "This project has been controversial, …

Stonewall Jackson at Harpers Ferry

Published: March 14, 2011 at 9:58 am
Jackson, Johnston and conflicting interests The fate of strategic Harpers Ferry hung on the leadership styles of two Southern commanders Confederate Battery at Harper's Ferry. Courtesy of the Harper's Ferry National Historic Park. Ten weeks before earning the sobriquet "Stonewall" …

The Traitor Who Inspired His Country

Stephen Budiansky | Published: February 01, 2011 at 4:05 pm
Hotzumi Ozaki, the only Japanese to be formally tried and hanged for treason during the war, became a role model for his countrymen.

Conversation with Madhusree Mukerjee

Gene Santoro | Published: February 01, 2011 at 4:03 pm
The author of Churchill's Secret War discusses the wartime leader's fatal grip on India
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