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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Model Review: Raketenwerfer auf Somua

    Germany’s 8cm Raketenwerfer auf Somua MCL S303(f) At Heinrich Himmler’s direction, a program was developed to create weapons to be used exclusively by the SS, including the 8cm Raketensprenggranate, a rocket delivery system based on...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Model Kit: Raupenschlepper Ost

    Germany’s Raupenschlepper Ost 7.5cm PaK 40/4 auf. RSO In response to the poor performance of wheeled and half-track vehicles in mud and snow during the Wehrmacht’s first winter on the Soviet front, the Austrian manufacturer Steyr...

  • American History Magazine

    Review: The Vietnam War 1945-1975 

    The Vietnam War is about to make headlines again—historian Max Boot releases a new biography on Edward Lansdale, a seminal figure in the conflict....

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Review: New Mexico and Arizona

    New Mexico: An Interpretive History (1988, by Marc Simmons) Originally published in 1977 under the title New Mexico: A Bicentennial History, part of a book series commemorating the U.S. bicentennial, this might be the best overview of New...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Reviews: Red Cloud

    Red Cloud: Warrior-Statesman of the Lakota Sioux (1997, by RobertW. Larson)  This compelling biography of one of the most fascinating 19th-century Indian leaders is suited to both Wild West scholars and the general reading public. Red...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Reviews: Grizzly Bears

    Lewis and Clark Among the Grizzlies: Legend and Legacy in the American West (2002,by Paul Schullery) On their famous exploratory expedition, which began in 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark encountered many Indians, most friendly...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Reviews: Billy the Kid

    Buffalo Bill and Billy the Kid; or, The Desperadoes of Apache Land (1906, by Eugene T. Sawyer) Forget Pat Garrett. Here Billy falls to none other than Buffalo Bill Cody, in the company of an all-star cast: Wild Bill Hickok, Texas Jack...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Reviews: Jim Miller

    Shotgun for Hire:The Story of “Deacon” Jim Miller, Killer of Pat Garrett (1970, by Glenn Shirley) Shirley (1916–2002) was the prolific author of 16 books. His biography of Jim Miller was the first, and it remains the most accurate...

  • Wild West Magazine

    Wild West Reviews- Wyatt Earp–Doc Holliday friendship examined

    Tombstone: An Iliad of the Southwest (1927, byWalter Noble Burns, republished in 1999 with foreword by Casey Tefertiller) This is the first book to give any real form to the life of John Henry “Doc” Holliday, whom Burns portrayed as a...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Ural on URLs- Fredricksburg

    Most readers remember the first battlefield they experienced. Many can also recall the moment they realized that only by walking the ground there could they understand what really happened. Thanks to the Civil War Trust, formerly known as...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Ural on URLs-Mariners Museum

    The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Va., has about 60,000 square feet of exhibit galleries displaying more than 35,000 maritime artifacts. The majority of the museum’s holdings in the galleries and the research library are best...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Ural on URLs- Civil War Photography

    There were more than 5,000 active photographers in the United States during the Civil War. That helps explain the wealth of wartime photographs, ranging from young privates in smart new uniforms to families in camp, to the devastation left...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Ural on URLs- Doc South

    Take a moment to visit one of my favorite online resources: “The Southern Homefront 1861-1865,” launched by the University of North Carolina as part of its “Documenting the American South” site. The project addresses an information...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Ural on URLs US Dakota War

    In August 1862, Americans from New York City to Union-occupied New Orleans watched as Robert E. Lee’s Confederates moved against Union General John Pope’s Army of Virginia. Many were unaware of a boiling cauldron far to their north in...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Model Kit: German Rail Car G10

    Rail cars were indispensable to the German army when used for moving military troops and supplies— and, of course, moving souls to concentration camps. But despite the historical importance of military rail transport, until now there has...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Model Review: Bishop 25 Pounder Self-Propelled Artillery

    When the British Army faced off against the Germans in North Africa’s western desert, they were very much surprised and impressed by the enemy’s use of mobile artillery. Desperate to keep up, the British looked for a fix to their...