The intriguing and unexpected true story of America's most heroic—and most dangerous—female spy
February 01, 2007 | By Cate Lineberry
Amid the horrors of World War I, a corps of artists brought hope to soldiers disfigured in the trenches
February 2007 | By Caroline Alexander
With innovative tactics, U.S. forces make headway in the "war on terror"
December 2006 | By Eliza Griswold
A fabled aircraft carrier sunk deliberately off the coast of Florida is the world's largest artificial reef
November 2006 | By Geoffrey Norman
The effort to restore the Marsh Arabs' traditional way of life in southern Iraqvirtually eradicated by Saddam Hussein faces new threats.
October 2006 | By Joshua Hammer
Tourists flock to the World Trade Center site, but for New Yorkers, 9/11 is history.
September 2006 | By Pete Hamill
Scientists and soldiers combine forensics and archaeology to search for pilot Bat Masterson, one of 88,000 Americans missing in action from recent wars.
August 2006 | By Robert M. Poole
To see the Revolutionary war through the eyes of slaves is to better understand why so many of them fought for the crown
May 2006 | By Simon Schama
An Indian artist's traditional tribute honors Native American soldiers who served in Vietnam
May 2006 | By Owen Edwards
One hundred years ago this month, John Paul Jones was welcomed home with great fanfare at the U.S. Naval Academy. But was the body really his?
April 2006 | By Adam Goodheart
Shaped by persecution, tribal strife and an unforgiving landscape, Iraq's Kurds have put their dream of independence on hold-for now
December 2005 | By Andrew Cockburn
Weegee's wartime snapshot was widely seen as social criticism, but it was, in fact, a farce
November 2005 | By Matthew Gurewitsch
A buried Civil War battery in a Kentucky suburb tells of valiant men standing at the ready... and waiting... and waiting....
September 2005 | By Andrew Berg
We asked readers to tell us where they were and how they reacted to the news that World War II had ended. And what a response we got!
August 2005 | By Smithsonian magazine
A veteran Vietnam correspondent revisits the romantic retreat where he, and so many others, sought respite from war in Indochina
August 2005 | By Stanley Karnow
On this site where the nation's legendary African-American fighting force proved its valor in the Civil War, a housing development ignited a debate over the uses of history
July 2005 | By Fergus M. Bordewich
On the 40th anniversary of the wartime leader's death, historians are reassessing the complex figure who carried Britain through its darkest hour
March 2005 | By Edward Rothstein
To a war-weary nation, a U.S. POW's return from captivity in Vietnam in 1973 looked like the happiest of reunions
January 2005 | By Carolyn Kleiner Butler
A new museum celebrates the Underground Railroad, the secret network of people who bravely led slaves to liberty before the Civil War
December 2004 | By Fergus M. Bordewich
In Vilnius, Lithuania, preservationists are creating a living memorial to the nation's 225,000 Holocaust victims
December 2004 | By Vijai Maheshawri