June 1964

Volume 15
Issue 4

Features 

Spies and assassins stalked our first consul to Japan, his hosts bluntly told him to leave, and his own government neglected him

Will success spoil Hardy Lee? Or, a nautical tale with a pertinent moral

Anonymous

Coatesville, Pennsylvania, dozed fitfully in the oppressive heat of August. Then two shots rang out, and set off an ugly train of racial violence

“Father! Won't you come home?” little Mary begged. And right before your eyes in the temperance speaker's slides you saw the grief his refusal caused. The melodrama was broad, but many a man paused before taking another drink

A single great photograph has become an indelible symbol of the Marines’ heroic fight for the Japanese island. But hours earlier a now-almost-forgotten platoon had raised the first American flag on Mt. Suribachi’s scarred summit—and under enemy fire

Being Eliza Williams’s own journal of her thirty-eight-month voyage with her husband, master of the ship Florida, from New Bedford to Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk in pursuit of the great whales

Anonymous

From the start, Niagara has been over publicized, but somehow its authentic majesty has survived

So spoke Sitting Bull, greatest of Sioux chiefs, as he bitterly watched his people bargain away their Dakota homeland

and… …a glimpse at the grandfathers of the candidates exhibits the wonderful diversity of American life

June 1964

Departments 

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY