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Magazine articles on modern history.
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World War II
December 21, 2004
David Lee
Great Britain's Forgotten Commandos In World War II the Royal Navy Commandos spearheaded British amphibious assaults in Europe and Asia. Although little known today, these commandos were vital to the success of many of the most important Allied landings, among them the July 10, 1943, invasion of Sicily. mark for My Articles 13 similar articles
Science News
December 18, 2004
From the December 15 & 22, 1934, Issues No Martian Men... Substitute for Morphine Found After Long Search... Human Behavior Too Complex to be Studied Statistically... Ice and Snow Now Seen as Causes for Rejoicing... Science Strides Forward... mark for My Articles 4 similar articles
December 27, 2004
Hardy Green
When The Blues Had A Baby For a short book, Rich Cohen's 'Machers and Rockers: Chess Records and the Business of Rock & Roll' has a surprising number of layers. Most intriguing is an engrossing tale of the intersecting of two immigrant groups: African Americans and Eastern European Jews. mark for My Articles 14 similar articles
Military History Quarterly
December 15, 2004
Joseph E. Persico
Wasted Lives on Armistice Day Did American commanders needlessly send doughboys to their deaths during the hours before the 1918 armistice went into effect? mark for My Articles 24 similar articles
American History
December 14, 2004
David J. Garrow
The Once and Future Supreme Court The last four decades have witnessed a fundamental transformation in the types of men, and now women, who exercise the broad and untrammeled judicial power of the U.S. Supreme Court. mark for My Articles 398 similar articles
Civil War Times
December 13, 2004
Sandra Weber
John Brown's Family: Living Legacies of Harpers Ferry For decades after John Brown swung from the gallows in 1859, his family lived in the long shadow of the notoriety he had generated. mark for My Articles 13 similar articles
Bernie Alexander
Absinthe: The Forbidden Drink The word absinthe comes from the Greek word apsinthion, which means "undrinkable." And that characteristic may be its strongest lure -- along with its exotic history. mark for My Articles 9 similar articles
Science News
December 11, 2004
From the December 8, 1934, Issue Goose Barnacles Exist, Though Not Hatching Geese... Elements in Earth's Crust Caused by Cosmic Rays... Cosmic Rays Deflected in Strong Electric Fields... mark for My Articles 46 similar articles
December 20, 2004
Christopher Farrell
Skirting the Disaster Ahead In Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, author Jared Diamond offers a fascinating excursion into the great mysteries of once-thriving societies that disappeared, leaving behind tantalizing monuments of achievements that continue to excite our imagination. mark for My Articles 4 similar articles
December 9, 2004
Jim Wagner
A Look Back at the IBM PC Big Blue's first commercial success in PCs redefined the workplace, and the world, 23 years ago. mark for My Articles 854 similar articles
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