Ike’s son, historian John Eisenhower, recalls attending meetings with the British wartime leader and reflects on his character and accomplishments.
Nearing its 70th anniversary, the magazine was relaunched in digital format for 72,000 subscribers.
The great tragedy of the twenty-eighth President as witnessed by his loyal lieutenant, the thirty-first
Divisions in society and religion that still exist today resulted from the "Great Awakenings" of the 18th Century
American colonial elites surrounded themselves with paintings, furniture, and other objects to shape their identities, and set themselves apart from other elements of society
Patrick Henry adhered to five ideas that drove him and his neighbors first to resist, and then to declare themselves independent of Great Britain.
It is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, and also one of the least understood in many ways
After the French and Indian War, Britain reimagined North America and created hundreds of maps to bring about that vision after gaining vast new territories
Thomas Paine's Common Sense helped Americans "decide upon the propriety of separation,” as George Washington said.
Interest in the outlaw has grown recently with the discovery of the first authenticated photographs of Henry McCarty, who died at the age of 21 after a short, notorious life of gambling and gunfights.
By war-making and shrewd negotiating, the 11th president expanded U.S. territory by a third.
John Nicolay and John Hay were Lincoln’s two closest aides in the White House, and helped to craft the image of the President we have today.
Because of wartime gas rationing, Congress and the Administration debated cancelling the famous gridiron match-up between Army and Navy in 1942. President Roosevelt found a novel solution.
Working closely with President Lincoln, Secretary of War Stanton was indefatigable in laboring to win the Civil War. But his abruptness could sometimes be counterproductive.
Members of the Maryland Forces guard memories of a dramatic history at Fort Frederick, the best preserved fort from the former English colonies in America.
The modern version of an African-American spiritual has helped draw together people fighting for a better life
New evidence reveals that in what became the first modern campaign for President, John Kennedy worked tirelessly for four years to win the White House – much longer than Theodore White and historians had thought.
Once the most famous Chinese dish in America, chop suey helped spur the growth of Chinese restaurants. A Smithsonian curator is now criss-crossing the country to research its beginnings.
Sir Arthur Clarke predicted that a revolution in communications would bring electronic mail, telecommuting, the Internet, and inexpensive long distance calls in a seminal but forgotten 1962 essay, published by American Heritage more than half a century ago.
Veeck changed baseball forever, integrating the American League in 1949 and creating a variety of stunts and promotions to bring more fans to the stadium.
She functioned as Franklin Roosvelt's de facto chief-of-staff, yet Missy LeHand's role has been misrepresented and overlooked by historians.
Desperate to win a major victory in 1864, the South suffered one of the bloodiest days of the Civil War at the now often-forgotten battle of Franklin.
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."