American Heritage Sep 1997 Author:Society Of American Historians and American Association For State & Local History What Made The Government Grow by Bernard A. Weisberger -- and grow, and grow, from almost no employees to some 3,000,000. Don't blame the welfare state, or the military; what actually happened is much more interesting. — Among The Cowboys by Alex Shoumatoff -- They carry on an elemental American tradition that is surprisingly recent and has been... more » dying for half the time it's been alive--but will be with us for a long time yet.
Heretic by David Lehman -- At the height of the American avant-garde movement, Fairfield Porter's realistic paintings defied the orthodoxy of Abstract Expressionism--and risked rejection by the art world. But today his true stature is becoming apparent: He may just be the best we have.« less