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Review: The Rape of Nanking, second edition

Gene Santoro | Published: August 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm
The Rape of Nanking The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II By Iris Chang. 314 pp. Basic, new edition 2012. $15.99. This passionate book, recently reissued, is bristling with facts, figures, and the memories of witnesses. They put flesh on …

Private Wojtek, Reporting for Duty

Karen Jensen | Published: August 08, 2012 at 10:08 am
The soldier bear who went to war for Poland

Letter From American History - October 2012

Published: August 01, 2012 at 11:38 am
Letter From American History, October 2012, Columbus, Ind.

Broadway Play Plots Pro-War Columnist's Joe Alsop's Fall

Vietnam magazine | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
A new production on Broadway, The Columnist, which ran April through June 2012, examines the life of famed Cold War–era journalist Joseph Alsop (1910-89), whose op-ed column "Matter of Fact" ran in hundreds of newspapers for nearly 40 …

My War - Prof. Charles R. Carr

Charles R. Carr, oral history | Published: July 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
On his first helicopter assault, he jumped and ran the wrong way; his company was 30 ft. away, facing the other direction

Review - Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir

Published: July 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Willis' skill as a Huey pilot in 1966 is surpassed by his humorous storytelling, incisive commentary on the Vietnam War, wars in general and the warriors who wage them

Book Reviews - September 2012

Published: July 02, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest: Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga by Jack Hurst

Rudolf Hess: Flight of Fancy

Peter Padfield | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Rudolf Hess’s peace mission to Britain was one of the war’s most astonishing events. Was the deputy führer a madman who acted alone, as many believe? Or did British Intelligence have a hand in his bizarre and fateful trip?

Review: Filming the Camps, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Gene Santoro | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:35 pm
FILMING THE CAMPS John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens From Hollywood to Nuremberg The Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City. Through October 14, 2012. The 1945 Nuremberg Trials marked many firsts, including the first time movies were used as …

Book Review: Someone Talked!

Gene Santoro | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:34 pm
SOMEONE TALKED! By R. Conrad Stein. 146 pp. Chiron Books, 2011. $7.95. It's August 1944, and two 12-year-olds growing up in Chicago, Tony Avellini and Dan Zelinski, might have caught sight of a German saboteur. Stoked by ever-present war stories …

Time Travel: Resurgent Prague

Gene Santoro | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:26 pm
On March 15, 1939, German troops marched through Prague's historic Wenceslas Square and occupied what was left of the Czechoslovak Republic—only six months after British prime minister Neville Chamberlain had bartered the Sudetenland to Adolf Hitler for "peace in …

The Joy of Killing

Laurence Rees | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:24 pm
A counterintelligence officer explains why she pulled the trigger

An American Missionary Describes 'Beastly' Atrocities in Nanking

Andrew Carroll | Published: June 08, 2012 at 4:22 pm
A letter by Reverend James McCallum, written during the brutal beginning of Japanese occupation.

Review - Vietnam Album

Vietnam magazine | Published: May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm
A picture book of never-before published Vietnam War photos cleverly interlaced with quotes, snippets from oral histories and firsthand accounts

My War - Painter James John Magner

James John Magner, oral history | Published: May 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm
As an artist, he understood that he would have to wade the rivers and face death to get beyond surface appearances

In remembrance of combat photographer Horst Faas, 1933-2012

Don North | Published: May 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm
In 2008, Horst Faas appeared at the Newseum in Washington to pay tribute to the photographers who went down in a helicopter over Laos. (Photo: Don North)In 1965 as a green kid with a $30 35mm Yashika and a fixed …
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