U. S. History

Truman’s Renovation of the White House


By Robert Klara

It would no doubt come as a surprise to the 1.5 million people who visit the White House each year that the hallowed halls in which they walk are actually only sixty years old. Wait—didn’t George Washington … Read the article

Hour Of Peril

By Dan Stashower


“This trip of ours has been very laborious and exciting,” the young poet wrote to a friend back home in Illinois. “I have had no time to think calmly since we left Springfield.  There is one … Read the article

Robert Rogers and the Early Ranger Warriors

Rogers Rangers Marksmen

By Chris McNab

Along the frontiers of the northern American colonies, where most of the battles of the French and Indian War (1754–63) took place, “Rangers” proved indispensable adjuncts to the main regular and provincial armies, both as partisan warriors … Read the article

September 17, 1862: Antietam in Images

Battle of Antietam

By Callie Oettinger

“All campaigns have a turning point—a moment or a day (or sometimes longer) where the tide turned inevitable in the direction of one side over another. In some instances those campaign turners were perceived almost immediately during … Read the article