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The Autumn 2011 issue of MHQ will be available on newsstands August 16th, 2011.  You can also visit the HistoryNet store to order your copy today!



Dead or Alive
by Benjamin Runkle
The Osama bin Laden manhunt was just one of many. What happens when an entire army sets its sights on a single man?

Online Gallery: Great Manhunts

Why We Won’t Give Up Torture
by Colin Woodard
Some 150 years ago, Western armies all but abandoned torture. It has returned with a vengeance

How the South Won the War
by Ernest B. Furgurson
In Winston Churchill’s fanciful alternative history, Robert E. Lee wins at Gettysburg, and Jeb Stuart prevents World War I

Death From Below
by Steven Trent Smith
In World War I, whole companies of men burrowed beneath enemy soldiers, then blew them sky high

Up From the Swamp
by Jefferson M. Gray
Francis Marion turned South Carolina’s Low Country into a quagmire for the British and became one of history’s greatest guerrilla leaders

What It Takes to Be a Hero
by Karl Marlantes
A highly decorated Vietnam veteran—and author of the stunning war novel Matterhorn—relives a bold charge, and his moment of truth

For Country
Rare photographs of Union enlisted men reveal their fighting spirit—and what inspired them to fight

The Genius of El Cid
by Ronald R. Gilliam
How the Spanish superhero—outnumbered and under siege—broke out of Valencia, crushed a Muslim army, and inspired Christian crusaders


Letter From MHQ

Al-Qaeda on the run; dogs of war

Comments / Contributors

Planes, Tanks, and…Motorcycles?

Fighting Words
From the Ocean Blue

by Christine Ammer

Experience of War
Bullets and Balloons

Translated by Matthew Loving

The War List
Five Overrated Civil War Officers

by Gary W. Gallagher

Artists on War
The Maccabees of St. Gall
by Theodore K. Rabb

In Review
Leningrad, by Anna Reid

Last Men Out, by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Q&A: Ethan Allen, by Willard Sterne Randall

Excerpt: Normandy Crucible, by John Prados

MHQ Notable Books, Autumn 2011

COVER PHOTO: In 1916, General John “Black Jack” Pershing was picked to lead the Punitive Expedition, one of 11 manhunts in U.S. military history (page 20). The
target was the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa, whose band of Apache renegades had raided a town in New Mexico and killed 17 Americans. (U.S. Army/National Archives/Colorized by Vertis Communications)



A Deeper Level of Hell
by David Aquila
Andrew Aquila lived through years of brutality and hardship in Japanese POW camps. But could he survive a prison ship?

Extra Round
Images of War: The Persian Gulf War.


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