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The Summer 2011 issue of MHQ will be available on newsstands May 17, 2011.  You can also visit the HistoryNet store to order your copy today!


Play It Again, Putzi
by Ernest B. Furgurson
A piano-playing Nazi official charmed Hitler, then betrayed him to FDR


Hard War on the Southern Plains
by Noah Andre Trudeau
Could General William T. Sherman beat “a few thousand savages” with the brutal tactics that helped win the Civil War?

Fooled Again
by Peter E. Cozzens
A band of 57 Indian warriors in California’s high desert outsmarted and outfought a U.S. Army force that eventually numbered 1,000

Online Gallery: Battle for the West

Soul of the Warrior

Photographs by Edward S. Curtis

Killing Machines
by Alfred S. Bradford Jr.
An American officer who served in the 1918 Meuse-Argonne campaign  offers a frightening look at mechanized warfare
Meuse Argonne Image Gallery


McClellan’s War-Winning Strategy
by Donald Stoker
Not long after the Civil War began, the Union’s “young Napoleon” crafted a viable strategy to beat the South. What went wrong?


‘Remember Bunker Hill!’?
by Paul Lockhart
Why does the 1775 battle mean so much to us when it mattered so little?


Revolution Unleashed
by O’Brien Browne
In the 1950s, Muslim Algerian rebels fought the French for their independence, losing nearly every battle but winning the war


Letter From MHQComments / Contributors


The War List
Six Ancient Uprisings That Changed the World
by Barry Strauss

Fighting Words
Surefire Clichés
by Christine Ammer

Tactical Exercises
Art of the Siege
Translation by George T. Dennis

Artists on War
Painting With a Clenched Fist

by Pamela D. Toler

In Review

The First Clash, by Jim Lacey

The Crimean War, by Orlando Figes

Davy Crockett’s Mysterious Death at the Alamo

Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe, by Jonathan W. Jordan

MHQ Notable Books, Summer 2011

COVER PHOTO: Years after the Indian Wars that vexed the U.S. Army, Edward S. Curtis took a landmark series of haunting, evocative photographs of Indians in the West, including many who fought in those battles. This photograph from around 1905 is of an unidentified Acoma Pueblo. (Edward S. Curtis/Library of Congress; colorization by John Roche/Slingshot Studio)



Raiders of the High Seas
by John M. Taylor
After World War I the Germans built a new breed of “super cruisers”

Extra Round
Images of War: A trooper of the U.S. 1st Cavalry writes home from a base camp in Vietnam in 1966.







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