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Magazine articles on modern history.
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American History
June 2006
Louis Kraft
George Armstrong Custer: Changing Views of an American Legend Although he was already a popular figure in his own time, the disaster that doomed George Armstrong Custer on the Little Bighorn forever secured his place in the American mind and mythology. mark for My Articles 22 similar articles
June 2006
Megan Sever
Seeing Below Tambora On April 10, 1815, Mount Tambora, on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa, exploded in the largest recorded eruption in human history. Few, if any, of the estimated thousands of people living on the volcano's slopes survived, but new excavations there are shedding light on their lives. mark for My Articles 33 similar articles
Science News
May 27, 2006
Timeline: From the May 23, 1936, Issue Seaworthiness of New Ship Insured by Sound Planning mark for My Articles 81 similar articles
Food Processing
May 2006
Diane Toops
Category Report: Popcorn -- An American original Microwave popcorn was first introduced in 1983, but popcorn's roots, planted firmly in diets around the world, trace back thousands of years. mark for My Articles 44 similar articles
Summer 2006
Lou DiMarco
Losing the Moral Compass: Torture and Guerre Revolutionnaire in the Algerian War Torture also has been the subject of much domestic political debate in the US. The French experience in Algeria from 1954 to 1962 is one of the clearest examples of how ill-conceived interrogation techniques contributed directly to the strategic failure of a counterinsurgency and the success of an insurgency. mark for My Articles 301 similar articles
Summer 2006
From the Archives On 16 April 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower delivered an extraordinary speech titled "The Chance for Peace." Weighing the tensions of the time, Ike spoke of a dark future and enumerated the real costs of expenditures on arms. mark for My Articles 4 similar articles
Chemistry World
May 22, 2006
Philip Ball
Back in Time for CW Reporter The author dresses in Restoration garb to hand over Robert Hooke's long-lost Royal Society notes, from 1661 to 1682, to the society's current president, Lord Rees of Ludlow. mark for My Articles 5 similar articles
Science News
May 20, 2006
Timeline: From the May 16, 1936, Issue Longest-Lived of All Insects; Not That of Bible Plague... New Zinc Coatings for Wire Are Perfected... Physicians Believe Cause of Schizophrenia is Found... mark for My Articles 3 similar articles
Military History Quarterly
Summer 2006
Edward M. Coffman
Peyton C. March: Greatest Unsung American General of World War I John J. Pershing and Peyton C. March together provided the edge to Allied victory over Germany. Yet while Pershing remains famous, March has been virtually forgotten. mark for My Articles 9 similar articles
HBS Working Knowledge
May 15, 2006
Diane Coutu
LBJ's Deliberate March for Power When a leader gets enough power -- when he's president of the United States or CEO of a major corporation -- then we can see what he wanted to accomplish all along. Here, a Harvard expert discusses Lyndon B. Johnson's strategy for getting close to powerful people. mark for My Articles 228 similar articles
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