Prologue | Winter 2007
Vol. 39, No. 4
|The First Proposal
Young Harry Truman was smitten at first sight with his beloved Bess and pursued her for years despite being spurned time after time.
|Mission to Štĕchovice
In postwar Europe, an American unit seeks to clandestinely remove Nazi records from a hiding place in Czechoslovakia, but instead creates a diplomatic crisis.
|Digging Deep at the National Archives
Ken Burns and his associates discover the vast holdings of World War II records at NARA. Plus a guide to those records for the reader.
Table of Contents
Prologue in Perspective: The National Archives and the World
FDR Asks the Future for a Favor: Searching for the Son of a World War II Hero Takes the Author on an Unplanned Journey
Lee Ann Potter
Understanding the Seat of Government: An American Indian Tribe's Experience in the Removal Period
James W. Oberly
Spotlight on NARA: Opening the Files on War Crimes
Genealogy Notes: Native Americans in the Antebellum U.S. Military
James P. Collins
Authors on the Record: The North Pole, Revisited
Foundation for the National Archives
Pieces of History: The Great White Fleet Sails
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