December 1955

Volume 7
Issue 1

Features 

It was cold and long but it brought magic and the children loved it

Never before published, Frederic Bancroft’s diary jottings give an intimate picture of a great historian at his leisure

The great age of Christian faith fulfilled its passion of spirit in the soaring vaults and glowing glass of the Gothic cathedral

The old volunteer system was colorful, but it could do more harm than good—and the efficiency of machinery finally replaced it

The first and last trip of the “unsinkable” Titanic

In 1817, “Old Pewt’s” rebellious cadets met their master in Sylvanus Thayer

Anonymous

To early Americans the Old Testament and its scenes, even its speech and names, were as familiar as their own backyard

Neither the Constitution nor the laws but John Marshall made the Court Supreme

The strongest traits in his own character led James Buchanan to tragedy in his love for Ann Coleman—and changed history, 40 years later

Anonymous
December 1955

Departments 

READING, WRITING AND HISTORY