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Philippine Insurrection

A noted historian recalls how he came to learn about the five-star general who led American forces to victory in World War I, and the sacrifices made by his family.

Editor's Note: This essay, the last that Gene Smith wrote for American Heritage, was in our files when the historian passed away in 2012. Gene was a long-time favorite of our editors, having published 31 essays in the magazi Read more >>

In the wily, elusive leader of the Philippine Insurrection a bedeviled Uncle Sam almost met his match.

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