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Two slaves in the service of Jefferson Davis provided vital information to the Union and lived to tell about it. [Read More]
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How an army of axmen helped the Allies win the air war. [Read More]
Tags: Allies - War - World
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Jim Willbanks' superbly written, extensively researched book on Lt. Gen. James F. "Holly" Hollingsworth—known by his radio call sign "Danger Seven-Niner"— shows readers why Holly... [Read More]
The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar by H.W. Brands, Norton, 2006 In his 21st book, renowned American... [Read More]
On the evening of October 29, 1929, a 25-year-old photographer entered the First National Bank of Boston hoping the building would be empty, so she... [Read More]
When a nation in mourning looks to its president for comfort and courage, he must choose his words carefully. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is considered... [Read More]
The United States was not kind to the Revolutionary War veterans who had created the new nation. Demobilized troops of the Continental Army received little,... [Read More]
There's No Place Like Air and Space While Dorothy's ruby slippers may not have taken flight, they certainly did transport a young girl from Kansas... [Read More]
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Tamiya's 1/48th-scale Messerschmitt Me-262A-2a fighter-bomber is the "Mercedes-Benz" kit of WWII's first operational combat jet. Not only is it extremely detailed, it comes with its... [Read More]
Everyone regards the Marne as the turning point of 1914 (and of the First World War itself); indeed, it was. But it might have been... [Read More]
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Wars are fought twice. Once on the battlefield and once in memory. [Read More]
Tags: Wars - David - Ferriero
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Daniel Stone's text is a charming study of botanist David Fairchild who introduced Americans to avocados, cashews, nectarines and soy beans. [Read More]
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A century ago, the U.S. Army Air Service embarked on its first major air campaign, presaging the combined-arms assaults to follow. The air campaign at... [Read More]
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Facts, information and articles about Indian Removal Act, from American History Indian Removal Act summary: After demanding both political and military action on removing Native... [Read More]
Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made By Jim Newton, Riverhead/Penguin, 2006   After his appointment as chief justice of the United... [Read More]
More than 85 years after the miners' ill-fated march, another battle for Blair Mountain is being waged in the courts. Over the years, the miners'... [Read More]
Coal miners toiling in the bowels of the earth kept American industry humming in the early 1900s. Their fight for better working and living conditions... [Read More]
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Political consultant and author Joseph Rodota captures the Watergate's fifty years playing host to Washington's powerful and notorious. [Read More]
The United States' intervention in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, which brought on the Spanish-American War of 1898, was in large part motivated... [Read More]
CSI: Mount Vernon The nation's oldest house museum has been propelled into the 21st century with a new experiential visitor center and museum. The Ford... [Read More]
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