American Heritage

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 6, November-December

1954: The Demagogue's Downfall
50 YEARS AGO ON DECEMBER 2, by a majority of 67 to 22, the U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Republican of Wisconsin, for conduct "contrary to senatorial ethics." The act brought to a close a national drama lasting nearly five years,...
America Unabridged: The Definitive Guide to the Greatest Books about Our Past
THIS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF AMERICAN HERITAGE WAS BORN ON THE GARDEN CITY, New York, railroad-station platform. That is where my longtime colleague and Forbes vice president Scott Masterson begins his day and, to hear him tell it, is approached...
Golden Anniversary: Like the Nation It Covers, American Heritage Was Revolutionary at Its Birth. and like That Nation's Story, Ours Is a Real Cliffhanger
IT IS RARE FOR ANY MAGAZINE TO LIVE half a century. This one's unusual longevity has been immeasurably helped by the circumstances of its birth, when a brilliant array of people came together hoping to produce a publication for all those interested...
History and the Bushes: An Interview with the President and the First Lady
DURING THE YEARS I'VE LIVED IN WASHINGton, D.C., and worked as a historian there, I've been privileged to visit the West Wing of the White House many times. Every administration's West Wing reflects a different air, often dictated by the events of...
Nothern Arizona: Magnificent Landscapes, Grand Escapes
Breathtaking sunsets over red-hued mountains, timeless vistas of vast canyon expanse and nostalgic glimpses of days gone by--all are a part of the Northern Arizona experience. So too are its inspiring cultural and historic treasures and a climate that...
Told and Retold
WHEN AMERICAN HERITAGE MAGAzine debuted 50 years ago, its founders explicitly intended it to make history lively and accessible to a larger audience. Hailing from Life magazine and Time, they saw it as little different in approach or style from those...

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