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  • Oz in ’Nam

    Joining the American intervention in Vietnam, Australia experienced similar battlefield successes in-country and political setbacks on the home front...

  • Really Reading the Riot Act

    A hoary English law often invoked in America has a revolting backstory. ...

  • Franklin’s Great Escape

    Major General William B. Franklin was a Union corps commander in various theaters during the war, but battlefield success typically eluded him. ...

  • Artists | Sketches of War

    Victor Lundy is best known as a modernist architect. But a set of his old sketchbooks offers a vivid visual diary of life—and death—in wartime...

  • INTERVIEW With Judith Giesberg: Eyes of the Beholder

    Anthony Comstock, notorious anti-obscenity campaigner, served in the Union Army during the Civil War....

  • Father of the Navy

    John Barry fought for his adoptive country at sea and presided at the birth of the U.S. Navy Royal Navy Lieutenant Richard Boger was vexed. The commander of the eight-gun sloop...

  • Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Ride

    On San Juan Hill, a boyhood tenderfoot became a war hero....

  • Fire for Effect: Invisible Man Simpson

    Skillful, reliable, and able to handle any mission, a guy named Bill Simpson managed to be one of the greatest generals all while avoiding the spotlight. ...