July/August 1994

Volume 45
Issue 4

Features 

ONCE THE VERY HEART of downtown St. Louis, Union Station has come through hard times to celebrate its one hundredth birthday—and even though the trains don’t pull in here anymore, it’s still an urban draw

Anonymous

The first American to leave the Earth's atmosphere recalls the momentous flight that put us on a course for the moon.

JUSTICE SERVED NEARLY FIFTY YEARS AGO IN A WRECKED GERMAN CITY STILL CASTS ITS EIGHT AND SHADOW OVER MUCH OF THE WORLD

A scholar searches across two centuries to discover the main engine of our government’s growth—and reaches a controversial conclusion

July/August 1994

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

CORRESPONDENCE

EDITORS’ CHOICE

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

READERS’ ALBUM

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES