Winter 2008

Volume 58
Issue 3

Features 

Twenty-five years after Grace Kelly’s tragic death, Howell Conant’s photographs of her still resonate with the “natural glamour” that changed Hollywood

The archaeologist who discovered the real Jamestown debunks myths and answers long-puzzling mysteries about North America's first successful English colony

Learning about history is an antidote to the hubris of the present, the idea that everything in our lives is the ultimate.

The late David Halberstam was a journalist, heart and soul, with a distinctive way of writing history

New research shows that Lee's momentous decision to fight for the South was far from inevitable

In one day, the stock market plummeted 22 percent shortly after the author became Chairman of the Federal Reserve

A Lee descendant finds two long-lost trunks full of family memorabilia in a Virginia bank vault

If the colony had collapsed the English might not have been established as the major colonial power in North America

For the first time in U.S. history, women are fighting alongside their male their male counterparts—so far 110 have died in Iraq and Afghanistan