America’s controversial ambassador to Great Britain, and father of a future U.S. president, wanted to keep America out of the war with Nazi Germany. More »
During he 1930s and 1940s, America’s top secret A-bomb program was undergoing scrutiny from our enemies and allies. More »
American PT-Boats thwarted a Tokyo Express run on December 7, 1942, near embattled Guadalcanal. More »
The CIA had second shouts about killing the Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo but was unable to stop the killing. More »
Vyacheslav Molotov a founding member of Soviet Communism, confronted anti-Soviet figures from Hitler to Truman, and outlived his Kremlin colleagues. More »
The world teetered on the edge of nuclear war while JFK scrambled to reach a face-saving compromise with the Soviet Union. More »
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum at Hyde Park is the premier research center for the FDR era.
A ragtag group of poorly trained anti-Castro Cubans, covertly supported by the CIA, landed at the Bay of Pigs to overthrow the communist in Cuba. More »
The daring exploits of dedicated island residents provided valuable intelligence during the long fight against the Japanese. More »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.