February/march 1985

Volume 36
Issue 2

Features 

They were called “friendly visitors” and they indeed visited, but could they really be considered friendly?

A young artist takes on a venerable genre

The years the famous writer spent in their town were magic to a young boy and his sister.

Israel Sack made a fortune by seeing early the craft in fine old American furniture

He built a career and a fortune out of shocking his fellow Americans

The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation.

On the eve of the Normandy invasion, a training mission in the English Channel came apart in fire and horror. For years, the grim story was suppressed.

A little-known ancestor of the nightly news comes to light

At a time of crisis for American labor, an organizer looks back on the turbulent fifty-year career that brought him from the shop floor to the presidency of the United Automobile Workers.

February/march 1985

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS: HERMAN HAUPT

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

MATTERS OF FACT

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE TIME MACHINE