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Philip Van Doren Stern

Philip Van Doren Stern, a student of Lincoln and the Civil War, has contributed several articles to AMERICAN HERITAGE . This article is adapted from An End to Valor, soon to be published by Houghton Mifflin Co.

Articles by this Author

“The President came forward and the sun burst through the clouds.”
Professing humanitarian motives, he gave gangsters a word for their artillery and the world its first practicable machine gun.
Did the mysterious Portuguese sea captain help plot Lincoln’s assassination, or was he an informer?