Christine Gibson

Christine Gibson is a freelance writer and editor who previously worked as an assistant editor at American Heritage.  After her time at American Heritage, Gibson wrote Extreme Wonders: Natural Disasters in 2007, and Extreme Wonders: Planet Earth, in 2008.

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A ranking of the forty wealthiest Americans of all time (Surprise: Only three of them are alive today) Read >>

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James Meredith, second from right, on June 27, 1966, after rejoining the march. (Bettmann/Corbis)Hit the dirt! The cry came 51 years ago today, at 4:15 p.m. on June 6, 1966, just before three shotgun blasts exploded from the bushes along Highway 51 near Hernando, Mississippi. Two of the rounds… Read more >>
No matter how widely he was hailed as a hero fourteen years earlier, Christopher Columbus was all washed up by the time he died in 1506 (511 years ago this May 20). A sentimental imagining of the explorer's deathbed. Crowds from across Spain lined the streets of Seville in 1493 to welcome him home… Read more >>