February/march 1997

Volume 48
Issue 1

Features 

CAPT. LOUIS FRAN’OIS BERTRAND DUPONT D’AUBEVOYE, COMTE DE LAUBERDIÈRE, served the patriot cause in the Revolution, did all he could to teach Virginians proper French manners, made love to the local women—and found every American inferior. Except for one.

A historian of the ancient world believes that in every era humankind has reacted to the demands of waging war in surprisingly similar ways, and that to protect our national interests today Americans must understand the choices soldiers and statesmen made hundreds and even thousands of years ago

A young man’s journey from Brooklyn to the world, from boyhood to the glimmerings of maturity, from peace to war

His contemporaries saw the painter Charles Burchfield as another regionalist. Today it seems clear that the region was the human spirit.

February/march 1997

Departments 

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE TIME MACHINE