August 1972

Volume 23
Issue 5

Features 

President Nixon’s visit to Peking starts one more surprising turn in an American-Chinese “affair” nearly two centuries old

Anonymous

The year was 1814, and within three weeks our “young and not always wise” nation suffered acute shame and astonishing victory

A FAMOUS HISTORIAN RECALLS THE COUNTRY WHERE HE GREW UP

Could he have beaten Bobby Fischer?

Was Columbus motivated by Norse discoveries, concealed over the centuries in misinterpreted maps?

August 1972

Departments 

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY