December 1975

Volume 27
Issue 1

Features 

HOW A CHAMPAGNE PICNIC ON MONUMENT MOUNTAIN LED TO A PROFOUND REVISION OF Moby Dick —AND DISENCHANTMENT

BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTION

With a wave of his plastic wand Carl Fisher transformed a tangle of mangrove swamps into a peculiarly American resort

The Union desperately needed an extraordinary warship to counter the ironclad the Confederates were building

To spend and be spent for the Good of Mankind is what I chiefly aim at

New York to Los Angeles in an unheard-of 48 hours! And what a way to go—luxuriously appointed planes, meals served aloft, and a window seat for every passenger

THUS SPAKE THE GREAT INDIAN CHIEF TECUMSEH, PREDICTING— SOME BELIEVED—THE SERIES OF VIOLENT EARTHQUAKES THAT STRUCK THE MIDWEST IN THE WINTER OF 1811–12

December 1975

Departments 

A LOOK AT THE RECORD

I REMEMBER

POSTSCRIPTS TO HISTORY

READING WRITING, AND HISTORY