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To: sandyeggo
No, but I was addicted to American Heritage magazine as a child. In fact, I learned to read from it.

There was a great article on the Galveston hurricane, with photographs. Made quite an impression on me.

I still have ALL the issues from when it changed its name from the "Journal of Local and Regional History" in the early 50s, up into the 70s when the old editor retired and they went all politically correct and repetitive.

You can get the text of most of the articles on line now, but what you don't get are the incredible pictures. It was one of the early glossy hardback magazines, each article began with 4-6 pages of coated paper with full color reproductions of paintings, illustrations, prints, etc. and then continued in the back on ordinary paper.

Struck the perfect balance between scholarship and readability. Bruce Catton, the long time editor, also wrote a Civil War trilogy - "Mr. Lincoln's War" , "Glory Road" and "A Stillness at Appomattox". Won the Pulitzer Prize for the last one, back when it meant something.

26 posted on 03/29/2008 7:19:10 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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