Strong in religious fervor but weak in leadership and discipline, the First Crusade got off to a wretched start.
USS Laffey, the embattled destroyer, survived horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa.
The attempt to relieve Stalingrad fell short due to stubborn Soviet resistance and the Germans’ indecision within the besieged city.
England’s warrior-king Edward I won victories against such renowned foes as Baybars, Llewellyn and Wallace.
Union Colonel Theodore H. Barrett gave the dying Confederacy the satisfaction of one last victory.
If one person could be called the instigator of the Civil War, it was John C. Calhoun—genius pragmatist, and racist.
Battle of Manila Bay: Commodore Dewey’s Victory
At a small Methodist meeting house in southwestern Tennessee, Union and Confederate armies met for a ‘must-win’ battle in the spring of 1862. No one, however, expected the bloodbath that ensued. It was, said General William Sherman, ‘the Devil’s own day.’
Reviewed by B.B. Swan The Fate of the Corps: What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition , by Larry E. Morris Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 2004 During the Lewis and Clark Expedition, now being commemorated …
Reviewed by Michael Oppenheim for American History Magazine By Charles W. Calhoun Times Books, June 2005 Benjamin Harrison is the answer to a trivia question: Who is the only president (1889-93) whose predecessor and successor was the same man, Grover …