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Published: December 07, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Published: November 08, 2013 at 1:31 pm
“Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination” takes a fresh approach to a well-worn path, walking readers through the activities of performers and stagehands at Ford’s Theater in the hours before the assassination and then following their lives afterward.
Published: October 08, 2013 at 5:01 pm
“Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II” may have the cutest cover ever on a military history book, but is a well-researched, engagingly written work on a largely overlooked subject.
Published: September 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm
A “Commander Dossier” on Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, originally published in the May 2006 issue of “Armchair General” magazine.
Published: August 02, 2013 at 5:24 pm
ArmchairGeneral.com asks Col. (ret) John Antal 7 questions about his new book, “7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution.”
Published: July 26, 2013 at 6:13 pm
This is the second part of a two-part report by ArmchairGeneral.com editor Gerald D. Swick on games shown at The Slitherine Group’s Press Days (Slitherine-Matrix-Ageod), July 18-19, 2013, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, during the Historicon miniatures gaming convention. Click here to …
Published: June 03, 2013 at 2:57 pm
The Slitherine Group (Slitherine-Matrix-Ageod) trotted out a dozen or so new and upcoming games during their annual Press Days event. Armchair General was there and presents this report.
Published: May 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm
The ‘hook’ in ‘WWII from Space’ – images shot from space, on which information overlaid – sounds good but isn’t particularly impressive; however, the content and the other visuals make this DVD of a program from HISTORY well worth owning.
Published: February 07, 2013 at 5:23 pm
“The Graphic History of Gettysburg,” which used a graphic-novel format, is an excellent choice for introducing younger readers to the battle, with enough meat in its fast-paced, accurate narrative to satisfy grown-ups.
Published: December 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm
“Reporting the Revolutionary War” is an impressive collection of reproductions of newspaper pages from the time of the American War for Independence, a must-have for anyone interested in the period.
Published: October 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm
A lifetime of military and cultural training prepared General H. Norman Schwarzkopf to achieve one of historyâ€™s most astonishing victories: a tribute upon his death.
Published: August 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm
‘Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day; The Allied Invasion of Fortress Europe’ uses the graphic novel format to tell a story that is engaging and informative for adults and can provide an excellent introduction to the subject for teens and older pre-teens.
Published: March 27, 2012 at 8:31 am
Seventeen-year-old musician Jonathan Dillard wanted to raise money for the Honor Flight Network, to help and to honor aging and terminally ill veterans. His fundraising method: pancakes and bluegrass music.
Published: September 26, 2011 at 10:48 am
Sun of York is a fast-moving card game of the Wars of the Roses. Despite some obtuse rules, it is actually quite easy to play as either a two-person or solitaire game.
Published: August 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm
The National Museum of the Pacific War presents a phenomenal mix of great artifacts and state-of-the-art electronics, as shown in this photo essay.
Published: August 18, 2011 at 11:35 am
Chip Cifone, senior director of client technology services and support at ESPN, talks with Armchair General about his personal collection of World War II memorabilia.
Published: July 31, 2011 at 10:24 pm
Albert “Doc” Brown, the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March, has died at age 105.
Published: May 23, 2011 at 9:26 am
Worthington Games’ ‘Boots on the Ground’ boardgame of modern urban combat has its problems, but its fog of war makes players more nervous than an espresso-addicted Chihuahua.
Published: May 11, 2011 at 7:43 am
An interview with Matthew Alexander, author of ‘Kill or Capture: How a Special Operations Task Force Took Down a Notorious al Qaeda Terrorist,’ who conducted more than 300 interrogations and supervised more than 1,000 in Iraq.
Published: January 10, 2011 at 11:17 am
Wartorn 1861â€“2010 may be tough to watch in its exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the American Civil War to modern times, but its information is essential for veterans and their families and friends coping with PTSD.
Published: December 22, 2010 at 9:14 pm
Major Dick Winters, the decorated World War II paratrooper made famous in Band of Brothers, has passed away at the age of 92.
Published: November 23, 2010 at 10:38 am
Author Jay Wertz and Armchair General editor Jerry Morelock talk about their work on War Stories: The Pacific, Volume I, Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal, and offer tips for helping vets share their stories.
Published: November 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm
North Korean artillery shelled a populated South Korean island, and South Korea scrambled F-16 fighter jets and returned fire.
Published: November 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm
An article about an American unit in Afghanistan shows the old maxim is still true – war is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of shear terror.
Published: November 17, 2010 at 11:14 am
The Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library in Springfield, Illinois, recently acquired a previously unknown photo of of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s mischievous son Tad.
Published: November 09, 2010 at 10:10 am
Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta from Hiawatha, Iowa, is the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.
Published: October 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm
In an exclusive interview, Dimitris Dranidis of Warfare Sims talks about the game tentatively titled Red Pill that will let players control anything from individual units to global-scale ops.
Published: August 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm
LEGO has come a long way from when children first used the snap-together blocks to make simple buildings, as proven by these photographs taken by the nefarious-but-lovable Doctor Sinister at the Great Western LEGO Show in Swindon, UK.
Published: July 29, 2010 at 11:52 am
Armchair General visits the Muzzy Lane offices and talks with the developers of Making History II: The War of the World.
Published: July 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm
A report with photos on Historicon 2010 and its first year at its new location, Valley Forge Convention Center.
Published: July 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Get 50 free turns to try out Making History II: The War of the World.
Published: June 28, 2010 at 10:47 am
An interview with Maj. Douglas A. Pryer, author of The Fight for the High Ground: the U.S. Army and Interrogation in Operation Iraqi Freedom, May 2003 – April 2004, an expanded version of Pryer’s award-winning Masters Thesis.
Published: May 03, 2010 at 3:23 pm
Duke Seifried is a legend in miniatures gaming but also Renaissance Man whose resume includes work in television and advertising and playing some cool jazz music.
Published: April 08, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States: His own words selected and arranged by Daniel Ruddy. Smithsonian Books, 2010. Hardback, 318 pages plus foreword, introduction, and source notes. No photographs. $27.99.
It unabashedly, unstintingly reflects a man whose love …
Published: May 20, 2009 at 11:37 am
This review of 366 Days in Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency says the book succeeds in presenting a picture of the public and personal issues Lincoln faced during his presidency, using bite-sized anecdotes and explanatory asides.
Published: December 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm
Brendan Gleeson talks about portraying British Prime Minister Winston in HBO Films’ Into the Storm and about his work in other historical dramas.
Published: March 10, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Greatest Western Movie elimination tournament! Vote for your favorites to decide the Greatest Western Movie of them all.
Published: September 18, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Reporting for duty, sir!
Let me introduce myself. I’m the new senior online editor for armchairgeneral.com and HistoryNet. The rest of the staff who have been bringing you the history and interactive features you enjoy are still here and will …
Published: September 12, 2007 at 12:00 pm
We take an insider’s look at the weapon that ended the mounted knight’s reign!
Explore the Commander Dossier for Henry V – England’s “fighting king” and a master of medieval warfare.