Half a century before Jamestown, a Huguenot sea captain planted the flag of France on America’s South Atlantic coast. His hopes were as high as the odds against him
So bellowed Ethan Allen as he took Fort Ticonderoga without a shot. Once again the brawling giant of the Green Mountains had lived up to a myth that was indeed mighty—but no greater, perhaps, than the actual man
When Boston’s police walked out, a great city erupted in violence. By doggedly doing nothing, Governor Coolidge emerged as a national hero
For a century Hawaii’s westernmost island has stubbornly resisted the tides of change
You entered it only rarely, and you weren’t meant to be comfortable there. But every house had to have one, no matter how high the cost
The (mostly) true legend of a Wisconsin outfit’s mascot who dodged shells, whined about the chow, and became an honored veteran, living a life of ease at state expense
The song tells of John Henry, steel-drivin’ man, who fought a steam drill and won. Did he? Or was he just a myth?
Jefferson and Madison led a revolutionary fight for complete separation of church and state. Their reasons probed the basic relation between religion and democracy