The latest books on the Civil War
Much-maligned Yankee cavalry finally got the best of its Confederate rivals
Steichen’s War: In 1942 the legendary photographer took on an ambitious assignment for the U.S. Navy
Edward Steichen (1879–1973) may have been America’s most celebrated and highly paid photographer when, in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, he started lobbying the U.S. Navy to let him form a commissioned unit that would travel around the world documenting its activities.
Small force of Navy ships battled Confederate guns to keep the Potomac open for traffic
Dorie Miller, the first American hero of World War II, helped clear the way for others by doing what he was not allowed to do
It was the first precision-guided weapon to be deployed in combat and the first to sink a ship in combat.