America’s Almost Atomic Disasters
When Jimmy Stewart finished his career as Frank Capra’s leading man in sentimental hits like It’s a Wonderful Life, he plunged back into military life as a colonel in the Air Force Reserve. By 1955 he had a new cinematic collaborator, Curtis LeMay, Strategic Air Command’s belligerent commander. SAC... Read more
How to Come Home From War
For the men from the U.S. Army’s 2-16 Infantry, the closest they receive to divine intervention comes in the form of bar-room advice. “I used to have dreams of rocks coming out of a machine gun,” soldier Mark Fischer recalls in David Finkel’s new book Thank You for Your... Read more
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