A thousand miles behind enemy lines, Liberator bombers struck Hitler’s Rumanian oil refineries, then headed home flying so low that some came back with cornstalks in their bomb bays
Along this narrow stretch of sand, all the painstaking plans for the Normandy invasion fell apart. One of the men who was lucky enough to make it past the beachhead recalls a day of fear, chaos, grief—and triumph.
Years after one of the bloodiest and most intense battles of the war in the Pacific, a Marine Corps veteran returns to Tarawa
An extraordinary World War I naval operation is recounted by the commander of a decaying coastal steamer crammed with a terrifying new explosive
It was a great life being a contract writer for a major studio during the high noon of the American movie industry—but it could also be a nightmare. A survivor recalls the pleasures and ardors of working at 20th Century-Fox forty years ago.
The author recalls two generations of “Cliffie” life—hers and her mother’s—in the years when male and female education took place on opposite sides of the Cambridge Common and women were expected to wear hats in Harvard Square
… you could battle for clean government, champion virtue, improve the public school, defend the consumer, arbitrate taste, and write lean, telling prose. Or at least that was the author’s dream. Here’s the reality.
A collection of little-known early-twentieth-century photographs of St. Louis recalls the author’s unfashionably happy childhood
The victors divided the Germans into three groups: black (Nazi), white (innocent), and gray—that vast, vast area in between
How the mistress of the plantation became a slave
A soldier remembers the freezing, fearful retreat down the Korean Peninsula after the Chinese armies smashed across the border
A Childhood in the Florida Wilderness
An Intimate Memoir
A black chaplain in the Union Army reports on the struggle to take Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in the winter of 1864–65
Memories of Fresno
A Marine Remembers the Bat for Belleau Wood
During three harrowing years as a prisoner of the Japanese, an American woman secretly kept an extraordinary journal of suffering, hope, ingenuity, and human endurance
A young girl’s memories of life in a community haunted by
The life and death of the world’s largest textile mill, in the words of the men and women who worked there
A Union seaman’s nightmarish memories of shot, shell, and shoal waters in Grant’s Mississippi River campaign, 1862–63
One of America's most distinguished publishers writes of his personal and professional friendship with the famed historian, Samuel Eliot Morison.
The Seasons of Man in the Ozarks
Eleventh in a series of paintings for AMERICAN HERITAGE