Vietnam War Figures
The South Vietnam Pilot Who Performed a Daring Feat To Save His Family
As his country crumbled, a South Vietnamese pilot attempting a high-risk landing on the Midway depended on the ship’s quick-thinking crew to save his family from disaster
War Story: A GI recalls his D-Day Experience at Omaha Beach
In an essay written soon after the war—published here for the first time—a GI recalls his time at Omaha Beach and the events afterward
‘This Is What Hell Is Like’: 74 Years Ago, My Grandfather-in-Law Liberated the Dachau Concentration Camp
It was April 29, 1945, a cold, damp day when a 19-year-old private and his fellow soldiers got orders to liberate a Nazi concentration camp called Dachau.
Mag: American History Featured
Audiobook Review| First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power
From Richard Nixon to Mike Pence, Kate Anderson Brower examines how the personal stock of recent vice presidents has fluctuated, often at the boss’ whim.
Civil War Figures
Your Help Wanted: Join the Effort to Transcribe African American Civil War Soldier Records
University of Chicago sociologist John Clegg is using the Union Army records of African-American men like Abram Garvin to learn about self-emancipation.
Civil War Figures
How Andrew Johnson’s Fiery Campaign Led To Impeachment
Disastrous midterm campaign tour was a shortcut to impeachment
Crime Doesn’t Pay: A Group of Bandits Receive the Law’s Justice
Murdering bandits robbed a mule train in Arizona Territory and were caught. Town folk soon strung them up from the old sycamore
Audiobook Review| The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King affectionately relays how Fred Rogers’ mix of creativity, child psychology, and empathy made him America’s most influential neighbor.
Audiobook Review| Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer
Lisa McCubbin examines the life that poised Betty Ford for roles she didn’t seek, and chronicles how the first lady used wit, grace, and resilience inspired a generation.