Peter Andrews

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Peter Andrews is a contributing editor to American Heritage ; his story of how the U.S. forces in World War II learned their business the hard way in North Africa appeared in the December 1991 issue.

Articles by this Contributor

April 1972

In the hands of a rococo Yankee named Clyde Fitch, the American stage came of age with a gasp of scandalized shock

August/September 1980

The restaurant that changed the way we dine—

August/september 1981

How a Courtly Game Became Big Business

December 1982

But was Louis Moreau Gottschalk America’s first musical genius or simply the purveyor of sentimental claptrap?

August/September 1982

A once laughable pursuit is now seen by historians as a serious way to explore where we came from and who we are

August/september 1983

“I don’t want this thing often,” one soldier said of his .45 automatic pistol, “but when I do, I want it damned bad.”

August/september 1984

… is more comfortable and safer than World War II’s “steel pot. ” The problem is that it looks just like the One Hitlers troops wore.

July/August 1987

Their High Command abandoned them. Their enemy thought they wouldn’t fight. But a few days after Pearl Harbor, a handful of weary Americans gave the world a preview of what the Axis was up against.

May/June 1988

In 1904 the Olympics took place for only the third time in the modern era. The place was St. Louis, where a world’s fair was providing all the glamour and glitter and excitement anyone could ask. The Games, on the other hand, were something else.