August 1962

Volume 13
Issue 5

Features 

The great public buildings of a restless genius helped shape the face of his adopted country, and his journals, letters, and sketches brilliantly caught the spirit of the young nation

World-famous as medical curiosities, the original Siamese twins married, brought up families, and, as American citi'/ens, became prosperous planters in the Old South

Even as the horrors unfolded, it seemed difficult to connect them with the shabby figures in the prisoners’ dock. And yet, these contemptible shadows had once been among the most powerful and corrupt men on earth. In a rare view from the bench, the U.S. judge at the war crimes trial of the twenty-one top Nazis records the last chapter of their evil careers. It is adapted from Mr. Riddle’s forthcoming autobiography. In Brief Authority , to be published by Doubleday this fall.

Ride-ins and sit-ins are not new tactics of the Negro. They were first tried back in the 1870’s, and with great success. But that time High Court decisions were very different

More than any other Civil War general, says a distinguished British critic, he grasped the possibilities and requirements of warfare in the modern age

Grover Cleveland had seduced a widow; James G. Blaine had peddled influence lied about it. In 1884, voters had to choose between two tarnished champions

Of bubbling waters, sacred marble, and old John Matthews, father of an industry and a flamboyant art form

First the engines posed, then drew a mile apart; they headed for each other, the crews jumped clear, and the crowd leaned forward …

Anonymous

Thus Margaret Winthrop to her spouse, the governor of the Bay Colony. Her letters—and John’s in reply—reveal behind the cold Puritan exterior a warm and deeply touching relationship

August 1962

Departments 

AMERICAN HERITAGE BOOK SELECTION

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY