The War At Home

Near Filed 60 Years Later


He was, to Americans of a certain age, the urbane, well-bred, well-read, well-connected Englishman who hosted “Omnibus,” a cultural lighthouse that shone over the wasteland of network television in the 1950s. Later, from 1971 to 1992, he presented “Masterpiece Theatre,” the American shop window for the best drama from the BBC. Read more »

Why Do We Say...?


Rooster is the common term today for a male chicken, and most people utter it without realizing that it is a euphemism, a “good” word employed in place of a “bad” one. Read more »

Now You Can Offer S--- On A Shingle

...To 100 Friends!

In How to Feed an Army: Recipes and Lore From the Front Lines (Collins, $15.95), J. G. Lewin and P. J. Huff survey the solutions to a problem that, as they say, has been vexing our armed forces “from the day Thomas Mifflin took over as the first quartermaster general in August 1775.” Dozens of recipes chart the gustatory history of the American soldier, most of them giving directions on how to feed 100 troops and, should this be beyond the needs of the reader, 10.Read more »

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The Top 10 Treasures From Abe’s First 10 Years

This June marked the tenth anniversary of, an Internet operation that has made things much easier for American Heritage editors along with countless thousands of other people. Read more »