Histories of Abortion in the United States

The Journal of American History compiled the following index for readers who would like to learn more about the history of abortion, reproductive rights, and Roe v. Wade. Updated in 2022, this index consists of more than two dozen book and film reviews printed in the...

War and Peace

by Tom Clavin 78 years ago Joe Moser was shot down during his 44th mission. Joe is the main character in my most recent solo book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival. It was published in hardcover … Read the article The post War and Peace appeared first...

Eliot Ness’s Second Act: Murder, Mayhem…and a Dancing Grandfather

by Daniel Stashower You helped bring down Al Capone before you turned thirty. What do you do for an encore? Eliot Ness. This image is in the public domain via Wikicommons. When we think of Eliot Ness, we think of … Read the article The post Eliot Ness’s Second Act:...

Histories of Abortion in the United States

The Journal of American History compiled the following index for readers who would like to learn more about the history of abortion, reproductive rights, and Roe v. Wade. Updated in 2022, this index consists of more than two dozen book and film reviews printed in the...

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War and Peace

by Tom Clavin 78 years ago Joe Moser was shot down during his 44th mission. Joe is the main character in my most recent solo book, Lightning Down: A World War II Story of Survival. It was published in hardcover … Read the article The post War and Peace appeared first...

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The Last of His Tribe

by Tom Clavin August 29th is the anniversary of the discovery of Ishi. No, this is not an island or one of Jupiter’s moons. At the time when Ishi was found, on August 29, 1911, he was touted as the … Read the article The post The Last of His Tribe appeared first on...

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The Shootist

by Tom Clavin Annie Oakley is one of those Wild West figures whose name is familiar to many people but they don’t know much about her. In honor of the anniversary of her birthday on August 13, let’s find out … Read the article The post The Shootist appeared first on...

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Wild Bill: Baseball and Deadwood

by Tom Clavin There are two reasons to write about James Butler Hickok right now. One is baseball. We are in what the sport’s scribes call the “dog days” of the season when the pennant races become as hot as … Read the article The post Wild Bill: Baseball and Deadwood...

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The Men Who Led Peary to the Pole

by Buddy Levy Robert Peary gets all the accolades (and plenty of warranted skepticism) for being the first to the North Pole, but he would never have made it there (if he did) without the intrepid master mariner and ice … Read the article The post The Men Who Led...

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Jackie Robinson: Shaking the Foundation

by Kostya Kennedy True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson by Kostya Kennedy is a probing, richly-detailed, unique biography of Jackie Robinson, one of baseball’s—and America’s—most significant figures. Read an excerpt below. Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers....

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The Hedgehog in WWII

by P. T. Deutermann My latest novel, The Last Paladin, out this month, is based on a true story of WWII. In this book, the USS Holland (DE-24), a World War II Atlantic Fleet destroyer escort, spends years in an … Read the article The post The Hedgehog in WWII appeared...

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Three Early Transplant Pioneers

by Paul Craddock Thanks to dazzling advances in xenotransplantation and stem cell research, transplant surgery appears to be going through a new Renaissance. But where did transplants come from? We tend to put them into the same category as the … Read the article The...

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Crazy Horse and Custer

by Tom Clavin June 25th marks the anniversary of the Little Bighorn battle that resulted in the death of George Armstrong Custer and much of his 7th Cavalry command. The reason why this resonates with me—other than, of course, being … Read the article The post Crazy...

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The War Had to Wait for Watie

by Tom Clavin Almost all history textbooks and most other sources tell us that the first week of June is the real anniversary of the end of the Civil War. When General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. … Read the article The post The War Had to Wait for...

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9 Picks for the History-Loving Dad

by The History Reader As Father’s Day once again approaches, we’ve rounded up eight books sure to please any history-loving dad. Ranging from detailed accounts from the battlefields of WWII and the more recent history of the global war on … Read the article The post 9...

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