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June 2024
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The conversion of Harry Truman

“I think one man is just as good as another,” he wrote, “so long as he’s honest and decent and not a nigger or a Chinaman.” Yet when the time came, Truman risked his career to fight for the first real civil rights legislation. William E. Leuchtenburg tells why.

I fought for Castro

In the bleak twilight of Castro’s regime, Neill Macaulay recalls his life as a revolutionist, and the political correspondent Georgie Anne Geyer reveals the truth about the dictator.

Credit-card America

One day in 1950 a businessman found himself at the end of a restaurant meal without the money to pay for it. From his embarrassment grew an industry that changed the way we live.

Plus …

Pioneering photojournalism in Colorado … American house styles: an 1683 dwelling that reflects a colonial society on the way toward revolution … and, as befits a season that celebrates bounty, more.

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