April 1961

Volume 12
Issue 3


Against a background of postwar turmoil, a 28-year-old State Department aide was sent to negotiate with the Bolshevik leaders. His rebuff by Wilson caused a national uproar
A century ago this month began the war that set These unpublished letters show how one family was bitterly split
In Toledo a civic crusade matched the popular mayor against a famed evangelist—both with the same name

How gnarled, upright ex-President John Quincy Adams broke the South’s gag rule in Congress and at last won popular applause

An Englishman re-examines certain stereotyped attitudes on the American Revolution
Enraged by losses from their herds a band of respectable cattle barons took the law into their own hands—and barely escaped with their lives
Philip II’s cédula real evoked from his overseas domains vivid picture-maps of life in Spanish America
The huge, cloven-footed creature that terrorized southeast Arizona was no figment of the mind. The grisly story of its origin and fate was more macabre in fact than any fiction
The eccentric Timothy Dexter finally found a sympathetic biographer in his fellow townsman, novelist John Marquand
To him, said Morse, art had been only “a cruel jilt.” Then Providence found other work for this complex, difficult Yankee
The search for perpetual motion is a tragicomedy of obsessed inventors, an eager faith, and humbug
April 1961