February 1960

Volume 11
Issue 2

Features 

The crumbling headstones of New England’s Puritan burying grounds honor the dead) warn the living, and promise a bright resurrection

Surprised and almost overwhelmed, he stubbornly refused to admit defeat. His cool conduct saved his army and his job

The “conversion” of Arthur Vandenberg, told by a former Secretary of State, his sometime adversary but also his friend

Three times John Glover’s Marblehead fishermen saved Washington’s army; in a final battle, the “amphibious regiment” rowed him to victory across the Delaware

Chief Washakie earned his battle scars in the service of the Great White Father, who—for once at least—kept faith with an Indian

A noted newspaperman writes of his birthplace, a community in which time stood still—and then started backwards

The bizarre career of “The Turk,” an ingenious mechanical chess player that defeated Frederick the Great, George III, and Napoleon (whom it caught cheating) and nearly fooled all America

Weary of his humiliating job—American pay-off man to the piratical Arab states—this bold Yankee civilian raised his own army and won our strangest foreign war

So the Bible said, but American missionaries found Hawaii a paradise where pleasure reigned, and the sense of sin was difficult to teach

February 1960