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Pancho Villa and the Rise of American Military Aviation


By the end of the first decade of the twentieth century the United States Army had begun to perceive, albeit reluctantly, the significance of military aircraft to the conduct of warfare. This realization led to the establishment of a military section … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Born on a Mountaintop”


Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier. By Bob Thompson. New York: Crown Trade Group, 2012. The literary world has not been the same since Tony Horwitz published Confederates in … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism, Myth, and the Siege of the Alamo


No more mythic a story exists in the history of North America than the siege of the Alamo during the 1836 Texas war for independence. Virtually all Americans, unless they have been living under a rock their entire lives, have … Continue reading

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