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A Surprisingly Popular Presidency

Despite political opposition–and a few arguable failures in policy and tactic–John F. Kennedy remained a popular, well-regarded president throughout his short term in office. Archivist Jeff Nilsson explains why.  More

Regarding “A Turning Point in the Solomons”

Stephen A. Dombrowski, USAFA (Ret.) offered a much appreciated comment on this article: Thank you for a balanced, thoughtful and insightful piece. I believe that, even with Normandy, Iwo and the Bulge, the Canal was the seminal moment, the tipping point, for our victory in the Pacific, a war we (the United States) won alone. […]  More
May 25, 1912 — The Foreign

May 25, 1912 — The Foreign

Continued from “The Familiar.” At the same time, there’s a foreign ‘sense’ in the articles and illustrations a century ago. It was an America where street corners were serenaded with hurdy-gurdy operators instead of saxophonists. An America that seemed to be continually shopping for socks (i.e., “hose”) and garters, straight-edged razors, long underwear, typewriters, and […]  More
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