Chronicles Magazine History

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    The War Years

    World War II seems both near and far away. In one sense, it seems like only yesterday that I was 17 years old, in uniform, and in Georgia and California. In another sense, that period is ancient history. We have traversed a century or more in...

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    Military History: Vital, Neglected

    Polybius was the most perceptive chronicler of Rome's rise to greatness. He concentrated on political and military history not merely to record the facts or to entertain an audience, but to provide lessons for the statesman. Today, however,...

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    West Beats East

    Along with Xenophon and Plutarch, Herodotus may be the most underappreciated writer of antiquity. His Histories (by which he meant something like "investigations") of the relations between Greeks and barbarians has more narrative power than most...

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