Thompson’s namesake submachine gun became the stuff of legend, but his other firearms and ammunition innovations are nothing to sneeze at
An engineering triumph developed under strict wartime secrecy, the proximity fuze vastly increased the lethality of anti-aircraft guns and field artillery.
Historian Preston argues that Stalin did not actually make patsies of Roosevelt and Churchill
Louis Kraft takes another look at the 1864 Sand Creek massacre, the beginning of the end for the Cherokee and Arapaho way of life
What was a bitter George Pickett thinking when he ordered the hanging of Union prisoners at Kinston, N.C., in 1864?