April 1963

Volume 14
Issue 3

Features 

The rediscovery of a Swiss artist’s paintings, hidden in the archives of a German palace for over one hundred years, re-creates the image of America in the 1830’s

Where the written word leaves off, the spade must often take over. A well-known archaeologist relates what the earth has revealed about the first permanent British colony in America

Underschooled and ill-equipped, the men who attended the pioneers practiced a rugged brand of medicine—but they made some major advances all the same

Was George Washington a failure at raising children? If so, earnest efforts

He painted his spectacular dream towers to epitomize a hundred years of the American epic—and his own stubborn opinions as well

In the life a and death of a scandal-haunted President, some dark regions still remain

The Union had failed to prevent the construction of Rebel steam raiders in England. Now the U.S. consul in Liverpool detected a weapon capable of changing the course of the war. But could he prove it to the British?

American is full of cocktail lounges, and even bars, but they are nothing like that great male institution and home-away-from-home which died with Prohibition

A Gallery of Heroes Unfortunately Omitted from Leading Histories
Prepared for connoisseurs of pithy military remarks’

Anonymous

A long-buried series of letters to an African game hunter reveals T. R. as half thinker, half boy scout

April 1963

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY