A SUBMARINE COMMANDER TELLS WHY WE ALMOST LOST THE PACIFIC WAR
"With half the western world at stake, See Perry on the middle lake.” —Nineteenth-century ballad
We interview Jimmy Doolittle, the famed aviator who led the dramatic bombing raid on Tokyo early in World War II.
“My God! What are you doing here? You’re supposed to be dead!” the Admiral told Lanikai's skipper when she finally sailed into port
The Navy and contractor Smith accused each other of fraud. The Navy won—until the President took a hand
As the debate about rescuing them droned on and on, Lieutenant Greely’s men were dying one by one
It was thirty miles offshore, and stormy, but the daredevil swimmer plunged into the Atlantic with a crisp “Goodnight, ladies and gentlemen!” Our author recalls bold Captain Boyton, a mixture of Jules Verne, Tom Swift, and a bit of Walter Mitty.
Weary of his humiliating job—American pay-off man to the piratical Arab states—this bold Yankee civilian raised his own army and won our strangest foreign war
So the Bible said, but American missionaries found Hawaii a paradise where pleasure reigned, and the sense of sin was difficult to teach
“Come and see the boiling cloud,” said a woman on the ground; aloft, the slender Shenandoah headed straight into the eye of the vicious squall
Japan’s feudal, shut-in history suddenly came to an end when the bluff American commodore dropped anchor in Tokyo Bay