July/August 1999

Volume 50
Issue 4


The United States and FDR watched the extermination of the Jews with such total indifference that they were actually accomplices— or so says a growing number of historians. Is this true?

Decades after they were first cobbled together by enthusiastic amateurs, they are coming to be recognized as perhaps the supreme folk art of the American century

Some distinguished enthusiasts reveal just how they fell under his powerful spell

A soldier’s timeless meditation on the frustrations of military life

The stirring Civil War document featured in Saving Private Ryan grew out of a lie and probably wasn’t really written by Lincoln

FIFTY YEARS AGO unions seemed invincible, but they’ve been losing battles and members ever since. The reasons their fortunes fell suggest that they’re sure to rise again.

July/August 1999



History Happened Here

In the News

Letter From the Editor

My Brush With History

The Business of America

The Time Machine