book review

Bill Mauldin, Audie Murphy in ‘The Red Badge of Courage’ (1951)

Seeing ‘Red’

The imaginary lives of an American realist

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By JAMES SEATON

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The Son Also Rises

Titles, tangled webs, titillating journalism

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46 • By EDWARD SHORT

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2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Dong Ha (1966)

Lessons Learned?

A second look at General Westmoreland’s strategy

Aug 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45 • By MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS

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The Temptation of Despair Tales of the 1940s by Werner Sollors

Zero Hour

The reconstruction of German society after 1945

Aug 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45 • By SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

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Reading Room at the Folger Shakespeare Library, ca. 1940

Shakespeare’s Other Home

The making of a Washington monument

Aug 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45 • By CHARLES TRUEHEART

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‘Thanks to dear Stalin for a happy childhood!’ (1936)

Childhood’s End

A story of guilt and innocence in Stalin’s kingdom

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By ANDREW NAGORSKI

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J. Edgar Hoover (1940)

Hoover at War

How the G-man beat the Germans at their own game

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By DAVID AIKMAN

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Families and Faith How Religion Is Passed Down Across Generations

The God Gene

The family that prays together .  .  . well, you know the rest

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By WILLIAM MCKENZIE

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'King Perseus before Aemilius Paullus' by Jean-Francois-Pierre Peyron (1802)

Promises to Keep

How the Romans (successfully) supplanted the Greeks

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44 • By J.E. LENDON

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F. H. Buckley

Kingdom Come

The irresistible rise of the imperial presidency

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By JAMES W. CEASER

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William Dampier

Down to the Seas

In pursuit of land, knowledge, and adventure

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By JOSHUA GELERNTER

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Canal park and lighthouse (2005)

Northwest Passage

A vision of the world in the grain of Duluth

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By ROBERT WHITCOMB

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Lincoln Dreamt He Died The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonia

Perchance to Dream

Night visions of Americans, and what to make of them

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By JUDY BACHRACH

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David Niven and Shirley MacLaine in ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (1956)

Fantastic Voyage

The literary (?) career of Jules Verne

Jul 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42 • By ALGIS VALIUNAS

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Go Down Swinging

The unlikely career of England’s poet-pugilist.

Jul 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41 • By MICAH MATTIX

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