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No Rest for Man or Beast: The Brutal Battle of Yellow Tavern

"Six Days of Awful Fighting" shows the chaos and violence of cavalry warfare and its impact on the movements of ...
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‘Shot Heard Round the World’—Readers’ Letters Look at Lexington and Concord

Readers sound off about the "shot heard round the world," the end of the War in Afghanistan and friendly fire ...
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‘The Great Escape’: The Audacious Real Story of the WWII Prison Break

The mass escape of 76 Allied airmen from a Nazi POW camp in March 1944 remains one of history’s most ...
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Army Cadets Observe the Time-Honored Tradition of Stealing the Navy’s Goat. Only This Year, They Stole the Wrong One

The first cadet theft of Bill occurred in 1953 and involved a convertible and chloroform. Since then, 10 successful (more ...
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MHQ Reviews: Nuclear Folly — A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

On May 21, 1962, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev called a meeting of the Defense Council of the USSR to present ...
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The Devil’s Trick Review

Author John Boyko presents six biographies that demonstrate the diversity of Canada’s involvement in the Vietnam War ...
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The NFL’s First Playoff Game Was Played Indoors in a Hockey Arena

On December 18, 1932, with waist-deep snow and frigid weather plaguing Chicago, the Bears moved their NFL championship game against ...
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Legend of D.B. Cooper: What Happened to History’s Most Famous Hijacker?

Fifty years later, mystery still surrounds the hijacking of a 727 over the Pacific Northwest—the only unsolved air piracy incident ...
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‘Sleeper Agent’ Book Review

Ann Hagedorn relates the Cold War espionage of Russian spy George Koval, an ostensibly American engineer with top-secret clearance ...
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Archaeologists discover salt workers’ residences at underwater Maya site

Maya archaeologists have excavated salt kitchens where brine was boiled in clay pots over fires in pole and thatch buildings ...
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