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Striking a Cold War Bargain

Producer Darryl F. Zanuck received assistance from several NATO countries to help recreate D-Day in his epic 1962 film, "The ...
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American History Book Review: Through a Howling Wilderness

Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec, 1775 by Thomas A. Desjardin; St. Martin’s Press, 2006 A 600-mile ...
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The Grant Memorial

It was a perfect spring day, 60 degrees and dry. The gentle breeze snapped the colors to attention as strains ...
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Race to Save Nome

Eighty-one years ago, some of Alaska’s toughest mushers raced against time and the frozen wilderness along the Iditarod trails in ...
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Global Cooling

In the 19th century, winter ice, cut from the frozen ponds, lakes and rivers of the American North, was transported ...
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Sworn Enemies to be Good Friends

For nearly four years, Baroness Riedesel, wife of a German general, was shuttled around the colonies as part of the ...
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New York City’s Forgotten Past

For more than 100 years, New Yorkers lavishly celebrated November 25 in commemoration of the end of British occupation and ...
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American History Letter from the Editor- August 2006

Keeping Cool For most of the country, August is the long, hot month when the extreme heat of summer has ...
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Death of Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett, the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory, had been on the trail for months. In December 1880, ...
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America’s Civil War Film Review: Hollywood Creates a Convincing Hero in “Harriet”

Underground Railroad's "Moses" is portrayed with determination and courage ...
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