Yearly Archives: 2016

My favorite canine writer, Snoopy of Peanuts fame, received a boatload of rejection slips in his pursuit of a publisher over the years, and some of them are gems. "Dear contributor, thank you for submitting your story to our magazine," one publisher wrote to Snoopy. "To save time, we are...

Infernal Machines

On a misty night in October of 1863, the aptly named David, a small Confederate torpedo boat, set out to slay the much larger Union vessel, the New Ironsides. The David was the first important steam-powered torpedo boat developed by the Confederacy--a forty-eight and a half foot, cigar-shaped vessel that could...