History Magazine February/March 2013

hmfm13Moorshead Magazines is the publisher of three great genealogy oriented periodicals: Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine. Each offers its own unique perspective on topics, new and old, of value to the genealogist and family historian. While subscriptions to each magazine may not be of direct interest to some of you, there are individual copies that sometimes make for good reading or to help expand your skill sets.

Occasionally, Family Root Publishing is able to get their hands on extra copies of some editions, often the more interesting editions. One edition currently still available from Family Roots Publishing is the February/March 2013 edition of History Magazine which covers, among other things, the contributions of George Washing as creator of the role of president. I enjoyed the Washington article quite a bit. There were plenty of tidbits I wasn’t aware of that made the read enjoyable and educational.

Here is a full contents list for this edition:

  • Opening Notes, Trivia : family service in the U.S. Supreme Court, Umbrellas
  • Jean Eugene Robert – Houdin: Magician Extraordinaire,
  • Robert – Houdin is considered by some to be the father of the modern-day magic show

  • First Leaders: George Washington, David A. Norris looks at how George Washington created the role of the president of the Untied States.
  • First Leaders: Sir John A. Macdonald, Michael Dupuis looks at Canada’s first Prime Minister and Nation Builder
  • The Rotary Snow Plow, a uniquely Canadian invention
  • U- Boat Attack Logs, John Christopher Fine reviews a book detailing the sinking of warships by German U-boats in World War II.
  • Attack on the Athenia, Alan Hustack outlines the attack on the passenger liner S.S. Athenia at the outbreak of World War II.
  • Irish Treasure: Inishbofin, John Christopher Fine explores some treasures concealed for centuries in Irish bogs.
  • Circus Fire: The Day the Clowns Cried, Chuck Lyons looks at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus fire of 1944, one of the worst fire disasters in US history.
  • Hindsight, A look at books you might want to add to your shelf.
  • Was it Mutiny? Egon Richard Tausch examines how the Unions Army’s relentless attacks on resilient Confederate forces in Virginia resulted in unrest among Grant’s troops.


Order copies of February/March 2013 edition of History Magazine from Family Roots Publishings.

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