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A preeminent author recalls his experience as one of America's first combat historians, among a handful of men who accompanied soldiers into the bloodiest battles to write history as it was being made More >>
A junior Army officer, acting on secret orders from the president, bluffed a far stronger Mexican force into conceding North America's westernmost province to the United States More >>
Critical decisions by the Chief Justice saved the Supreme Court’s independence—and made possible its wide-ranging role today More >>
In one momentous decision, Robert E. Lee spared the United States years of divisive violence More >>
Debate over America's involvement in World War II came to a head in July 1941 as the Senate argued over a draft extension bill. The decision would have profound consequences for the nation. More >>
The Statue of Liberty has been glorified, romanticized, trivialized, and over-publicized. But the meaning of “Liberty Enlightening the World” is still everything.  More >>
More than 600 donors chipped in to help fund the relaunch of the magazine. More >>
Because of wartime gas rationing, Congress and the Administration debated cancelling the famous gridiron match-up between Army and Navy in 1942. President Roosevelt found a novel solution. More >>
Although his flamboyant successor, Theodore Roosevelt, largely overshadowed him, William McKinney deserves credit for establishing the U.S. as a global power, acquiring Hawaii and Puerto Rico, establishing the “fair trade” doctrine, and paving the way for TR’s accomplishments. More >>
John Nicolay and John Hay were Lincoln’s two closest aides in the White House, and helped to craft the image of the President we have today. More >>