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Conversation with Matthew Brzezinski

Gene Santoro | 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 …

No Regrets

Laurence Rees | 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 …

Review: The Liberator by Alex Kershaw

Tom Huntington | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:08 pm
The Liberator One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau By Alex Kershaw. 448 pp. Crown, 2012. $28. War is hell, but Felix Sparks, the central figure in The Liberator…

Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Noble Experiment

William Kashatus | Published: February 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Jackie Robinson broke the "color line" in baseball, the first African American to play on an integrated major league team. He endured with dignity the racism of many fans and other players and opened major league ball for all black players.

My War - Elizabeth A. Allen

Elizabeth A. Allen, oral history | Published: January 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm
During the Vietnam War, Capt. Elizabeth Allen joined the U.S. Army with a master's degree in psychiatric nursing and served in the Nurse Corps on the front lines at the 71st and 12th Evac Hospitals tending to the injured and dying

American Experience: The Abolitionists

Gerald D. Swick | Published: January 03, 2013 at 9:03 pm
"American Experience: The Abolitionists" is a compelling, 3-part series on the rise, fracturing, decline, resurgence and ultimate triumph of the movement to make all Americans free.

Hollywood's War: Beginnings and Endings

Robert M. Citino | Published: January 02, 2013 at 3:29 pm
I have been writing this column for years, and if your attention hasn't drifted, you probably know that I am not that fond of war movies. I say it every year at this time. Don't like them, don't watch them, …

Unique: the Pacific War, Part 2

Robert M. Citino | Published: December 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Last week I made a startling claim about the uniqueness of the Pacific War. Well, startling for me, anyway. I've come up in a school that distrusts the very word "unique." Most historians eschew the concept. Indeed, the very job …

'First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty' - A Preview

Gerald D. Swick | Published: December 06, 2012 at 11:53 am
'American Experience: First Freedom - The Fight for Religious Liberty,' premiering Dec. 18 on PBS, is an informative, even-handed examination of why America's founders made religious liberty a basic human right.

Venturing into the Memorial's Vault on The Wall's 30th Anniversary

Don Hirst | Published: November 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Duery Felton gives author Don Hirst a personal tour of the Museum Resource Center in suburban Maryland, where the National Park services catalogs and stores all the objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall.

The Wall at 30: Its Timeline of Design and Function

Vietnam magazine | Published: November 09, 2012 at 5:30 pm
As the nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in November 2012, Vietnam magazine examines the spirit and dedication that brought it to fruition in 1982 to honor those who served in the Vietnam War

The Leading Edge: Americans at El Alamein

Rachel S. Cox | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Five young idealists became the first Yanks to join the fight against Germany on the battlefield

A Warm Welcome Turns Cold in Nazi-Occupied Ukraine

Laurence Rees | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:19 pm
After the initial euphoria of their “liberation” from Soviet rule wore off, Ukrainians were destined to experience the Nazis as some of the cruelest conquerors in history.

Mystery Date: Pacific War Edition

Andrew Carroll | Published: November 05, 2012 at 12:19 pm
Norma Clinton was an attractive young honors student living in rural Georgia. Harry Kipp was a Marine captain from Minnesota who had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor before shipping off to the Pacific. At the request of her aunt, …

The Best and Worst Lincoln Movies

Gerald J. Prokopowicz | 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.

Conversation with Joe Mantegna

Gene Santoro | Published: September 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm
"I know there are a lotta great stories out there about World War II," declares actor Joe Mantegna, "but I've got a pretty good one." The versatile Chicago-born star's resumé includes David Mamet films, The Simpsons, and Criminal Minds, his …
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