April 1990

Volume 41
Issue 3

Features 

It is to the U.S. Air Force what Normandy is to the U.S. Army. The monuments are harder to find, but if you’re willing to leave the main roads, you will discover a countryside still eloquent of one of the greatest military efforts in history.

A novelist and historian takes us on a tour of the Academy at Annapolis, where American history encompasses the history of the world.

When Pierre S. du Pont bought the deteriorated Longwood Gardens in 1906, he thought that owning property was a sign of mental derangement. Still, he worked hard to create a stupendous fantasy garden, a place, he said, “where I can entertain my friends.”

The author leads a search for hidden treasure in the amazingly complete documentary history of a California ghost town

April 1990

Departments 

AMERICAN MADE

EDITORS’BOOKSHELF

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE