December 1980

Volume 32
Issue 1

Features 

Americans launched the first submarine attack in history against George’s Navy, developed the first modern submersible, and then—for a brief, bad time—seemed to hi their touch

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Battered with play, they nonetheless retain all their old Christmas-morning power to charm and entrance

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A West Point Gallery

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A SUBMARINE COMMANDER TELLS WHY WE ALMOST LOST THE PACIFIC WAR

A HERITAGE PRESERVED

What happened when the richest man in America decided to collect one of everything

On a warm Florida evening in 1933 a madman with a pistol and a personality profile now all too familiar—“unskilled, unfriendly, unmoneyed, and unwell”—came within inches of altering the course of American history in one of its most critical moments

The former First Lady looks back on the years with Lyndon and discusses her life today

Unschooled and uncompromising, she founded her own faith

A photographic record of the boom years in the granite quarries of Barre, Vermont

PRESIDENT LINCOLN MOVES AT LAST
Influence of “Advanced Republicans” Seen as Crucial to the Outcome
THE UNION UNITED STILL
THE PRESIDENT’S TACT & COURAGE
HE WAITED ON THE PROPER HOUR
JUBILATION AMONG THE BLACKS
They Stand Ready to Defend With Arms the Rights Thus Gained
NEW LIGHT SHED ON THE PARTICULARS OF THE GREAT DRAMA

December 1980

Departments 

AMERICAN CHARACTERS

GOOD READING

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

NOW AND THEN

POSTSCRIPTS

READERS’ ALBUM