February/march 1981

Volume 32
Issue 2

Features 

A Childhood in the Florida Wilderness

The Hundredth Anniversary of the American Red Cross

Anonymous

The Story of Some Forgotten Four-Footed Pioneers

Chronicler of “The Men Who Do the Dying”

To Owen Wister, the unlikely inventor of the cowboy myth, the trail rider was “the last cavalier,” the savior of the Anglo-Saxon race

A cache of letters, discovered in 1928 and published in the Atlantic Monthly, proved that Abraham Lincoln had really loved Ann Rutledge. Or did they?

To mark the birthdays of our two great Presidents, a new look at the legends that surround their memory …
An admiring re-appraisal of the Cherry Tree Fable and its author, by Garry Wills , together with the
Curious Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Lost Love Letters, by Don E. Fehrenbacher

THE HUNDRED-YEAR WAR AGAINST THE CIGARETTE

A Classic Riddle of the Sea From an Absorbing New Book

The Smaller, Greener Baltimore of Francis Guy

The story behind the recently rediscovered picture that proved to the world that the human face could be photographed

An exploration into the exploration of America

February/march 1981

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

POSTSCRIPTS

READERS’ ALBUM