Military History

The Flag and the Families

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By: Julia Spencer-Fleming

You see them in long-range photos on the evening news and old black-and white pictures in books about Vietnam. They are iconic; the woman in a black dress, her heels sinking into the dirt that always seems … Read the article

The NFL and the Medal of Honor

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By Clint VanWinkle

Nearly 28,000 people braved the rain to watch the New York Giants play the Detroit Lions at N.Y. Polo Grounds on a miserable November day in 1941. The Giants, who had started the season a perfect 5–0, … Read the article

Easy Company Soldier

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By Don Malarkey

Chapter 12

“WHAT’S A GUY GOTTA DO TO DIE?”

Bastogne

December 19, 1944–January 3, 1945

In some ways, my war ended in Bastogne. In some ways it began there. The first day was surprisingly quiet. Eerily quiet, … Read the article

Military History in Empire

By Steven Saylor

My previous novel Roma followed the fortunes of a single family through the first thousand years of the city’s existence, from its beginnings as an Iron Age trading post to its domination of the Mediterranean world and … Read the article

Military History in Empire

My previous novel Roma followed the fortunes of a single family through the first thousand years of the city’s existence, from its beginnings as an Iron Age trading post to its domination of the Mediterranean world and the civil wars … Read the article

John Eade: “I Am Going to Die Well”

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By Jules Crittenden

There are people who have the ability to surprise you with the evidence, against long odds, that it is possible to retain a sense of wonder, some ideals and even wistful dreams, when cynicism, demons and nightmares … Read the article