May/June 1994

Volume 45
Issue 3

Features 

A D-DAY VETERAN’S GRANDSON ATTEMPTS TO FIND THE ANSWER TO THAT MOST IMPENETRABLE QUESTION: WHAT WAS IT LIKE?

This is a story of the months prior to June 6,1944, and a few of the days following, told through some of the letters my twenty-three-year-old father, Frank Elliott, wrote my mother, Pauline, while he was with Company A of the 741st Tank Battalion, and some she sent him at the time of the Normandy landings.

Anonymous

A soldier who landed in the second wave on Omaha Beach assesses the broadest implications of what he and his comrades achieved there

Of all the Allied leaders, argues FDR s biographer, only Roosevelt saw clearly the shape of the new world they were fighting to create

Mary Mallon could do one thing very well, and all she wanted was to be left to it

American attitudes toward them have taken a 180-degree turn over the last century—and so have the battles they provoke

May/June 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