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June 2024
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Shirer was there …

In 1938 Hitler’s Anschluss made Austria part of Germany. William L. Shirer, the author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich , was there to report on it for CBS radio. It was an exciting, tragic time, and now Shirer tells the story of the part he played in creating the modern broadcast format.

Nixon was there (and then he wasn’t) …

It’s been ten years since President Nixon became the first Chief Executive to resign from office. At the time, the editors of this magazine saw the Watergate crimes as “an assault on history itself. …” The question remains: What have we learned from the incredible events of the summer of 1974? Walter Karp and Vance Bourjaily find the lesson.

Adventures of Huck …

One hundred years ago Mark Twain published Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to the dismay of some and the delight of many. A study of the book’s publishing history over those hundred years shows that the delight and dismay go on and on.

Renovating the Statue of Liberty …

After years of holding up her torch in all kinds of weather, she needs help badly. We’ll tell you exactly how the engineers are going about it.

Plus …

Illustrated stories of dazzling variety and richness, to wit: A study of how Thomas Jefferson translated the architectural language of antiquity into an American idiom in his designs for “The Lawn”—the campus of the University of Virginia. … The painting of Venice by Americans who flocked there at the turn of the century. And, beyond this, even more.

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