Spring 2010

Volume 60
Issue 1


The 70-year-old statesman lived the high life in Paris and pulled off a diplomatic miracle

New ideas—and archaeological evidence—may provide answers to colonial North America’s longest-running mystery

The pitcher with the unhittable fireball deserves as much credit for breaking baseball’s color barrier as Jackie Robinson

Fate brought Custer and Sitting Bull together one bloody June evening at the Little Bighorn—and marked the end of the Wild West

Although it ran only briefly 150 years ago, the Pony Express still defines our understanding of the Old West

Civil War Chronicles 

Bare-knuckles politicking and a brilliant campaign strategy enabled the dark horse to win