Thanks to the actions of the men assigned to protect him, President Harry S. Truman survived a harrowing attempt on his life by two Puerto Rican nationalists.
Until 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, talented black athletes toiled in relative obscurity in the Negro leagues, despite the exciting caliber of their play.
Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing’s 1916 Mexican expedition was a learning experience for the U.S. Army’s first air arm—mainly in regard to its own deficiencies.
Disgraced and cast out from his own tribe, Shaka went on to build a vast Zulu empire based on sheer terror, butchery and military brilliance.
‘This little Europe is too small a field,’ Bonaparte supposedly said before setting out for Alexandria. ‘Great celebrity can be won only in the East.’
In 1961 and 1962 the CIA-trained and -sponsored 1st Observation Group was formed to counter Communist operations along the trail.
It was the Vietnam War in microcosm….Good intentions marred by fatally flawed follow-through.
A year after America’s Civil War ended, scores of Irish Americans who had once fought for the Union or the Confederacy joined forces against a new enemy–British-ruled Canada.
Shuttles are the highest, fastest airplanes, but they can’t break the image barrier back on the ground.
In the Tet Offensive of 1968, the Viet Cong prepared carefully for its objectives inside the Saigon Circle. The result would be a plethora of battles–and battles within battles.