July/August 1988

Volume 39
Issue 5

Features 

In the Republic’s direst hour, he took command. In the black days after Bull Run, he won West Virginia for the Union. He raised a magnificent army and led it forth to meet his “cautious & weak” opponent, Robert E. Lee. Why hasn’t history been kinder to George B. McClellan?

A lifelong student of military history and affairs says that nuclear weapons have made the idea of war absurd. And it is precisely when everyone agrees that war is absurd that one gets started.

Back in Prohibition days, the citizens of a West Virginia town decided to crack down on bootlegging and prostitution. The author remembers it well.

July/August 1988

Departments 

EDITORS’ BOOKSHELF

FIFTY YEARS AGO

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

OVERRATED & UNDERRATED AMERICANS

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE