Chronicles Magazine History

  • REVIEWS

    Little Jimmy Rides Again

    Books that refer in their titles to “the making of America” should generally be avoided. The phrase is meaningless, except in the realm of nationalistic mysticism. “America” was not made—she grew.

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  • Sins of Omission

    The Battle off Samar

    One would think that a battle called the most gallant in the history of the U.S. Navy would be prominently featured in our textbooks. Not only does the Battle off Samar in the Philippine Sea on October 25, 1944, go unmentioned in schoolbooks,...

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