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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
How World War I delayed a treatment for diabetes and derailed one man’s chance at immortality
It may have been that I neglected to register with the Selective Service System when I turned eighteen, in 1960, as the law required. Or maybe my student deferment, available…
By Brian Turner, from My Life as a Foreign Country, out next month from W. W. Norton. Turner, a veteran of the Iraq war, is the author of two books…
The inexorable rise of American militarism
From a memoir written in 1944 by Marcelle Hamel-Hateau, a schoolteacher in the Norman village of Neuville-au-Plain, included in D-Day Through French Eyes, by Mary Louise Roberts, published last month…
From a list of more than 100,000 items in storage at the U.S. Army Historical Clearinghouse facility in Anniston, Alabama, released in September by the Army’s Center of Military History…
From 112 Gripes About the French, a 1945 handbook for American soldiers in occupied France, edited and republished this month by the Bodleian Library. Read More