Ike’s son, historian John Eisenhower, recalls attending meetings with the British wartime leader and reflects on his character and accomplishments.
She operated as FDR's de facto chief-of-staff, yet Missy LeHand's role has been misrepresented and overlooked by historians.
The Statue of Liberty has been glorified, romanticized, trivialized, and over-publicized. But the meaning of “Liberty Enlightening the World” is still everything.
On its way to gold fields in Montana, the riverboat sank in the Missouri and its hull and cargo eventually covered with mud. The author helped recover more than 200,000 Civil War-era artifacts from the remains of the Bertrand after they were found in a Nebraska cornfield.
Cowhands careless with branding irons invited a fatal attack of lead poisoning or the nether end of a rope.
A magnificent historical center portrays the heroic tale of the Lone Star State.
Their trails pioneered new frontiers and colored the social, political and economic pattern of a nation.
This quiet Hudson River city became the "cradle of New York State."
Its peculiarly local exuberance is nourished by rare traditions and an untamed individualism.
A longtime contributor and former editor introduces the special anniversary issue
The notorious voice of Japanese propaganda during World War II was a former Girl Scout who graduated from UCLA.
Hollywood has had a long and rocky relationship with the American Indian.
In a skirmish on Maryland's Eastern Shore, local militia stood up to the British army and delayed the attack on Baltimore.
When the Army arrested a chief of the Ponca Tribe in 1878 for leaving their reservation, he sued the Federal government and won —the first time courts recognized that a Native American had legal rights.
It has been called one of the most consequential debates in American history. The Revolution's greatest orator fought to stop ratification of the Constitution because of his worries about powers proposed for the Federal government
Is telling a good story more important than historical accuracy?
In his second term, George Washington faced a crisis that threatened to tear apart the young Republic.
The author took part in the first night combat with Japanese bombers. In that dramatic action, he witnessed the loss of Butch O'Hare, the famous World War II ace for whom O’Hare Airport was named.
Alexander Graham Bell traveled to Italy at the turn of the 20th century on an audacious mission to rescue the remains of the man whose legacy endowed the Smithsonian Institution.
A largely accidental battle, pitting Robert E. Lee against George B. McClellan, became the single deadliest day in America's history and changed the course of the Civil War.
In Florida during the 1830s a young Indian warrior led a bold and bloody campaign against the government's plan to relocate his people west of the Mississippi River
Seventy-five years ago the "first lady of the air" vanished over the Pacific Ocean attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Today there may be renewed hope of solving the mystery.
The noted writer and educator tells of his boyhood in the West Virginia town of Piedmont, where African Americans were second-class citizens but family pride ran deep.
The author, who once served under General Patton and whose father, Dwight D. Eisenhower, was Patton's commanding officer, shares his memories of "Ol' Blood and Guts"
Aaron Burr's 1807 trial challenged the Constitution
Notes about the famous historian and American Heritage editor
CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite underwent a dramatic change of heart during the Vietnam War—and in doing so, changed the face of broadcast journalism
New England industrialists hired thousands of young farm girls to work together in early textile mills—and spawned a host of unintended consequences