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Weider History Group


Weider History Group



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Weider History Group is best known to readers at as the publisher of Civil War Times and America's Civil War magazines—two publications that have been exploring that conflict for a combined total of more than 75 years. But as the world's largest publisher of history magazines, Weider covers history from ancient times to today's war in Afghanistan, and recently the company applied 21st-century technology to present readers with "news of the past" in a modern format. Its 11 magazines (American History, America's Civil War, Armchair General, Aviation History, British Heritage, Civil War Times, Military History, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Vietnam, Wild West, and World War II) are now available in both print and digital formats.


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Digital versions are available through Zinio and on the Nook and Kindle; soon, they will be available through Google Play newsstand as well. Click here for information on digital subscriptions to Weider's two Civil War publications, .

Apart from the 11 bimonthly magazines, Weider History Group also brings out several special publications each year. In 2013 these included 1863: The Year of Hope and Glory (the third in a series about the Civil War; previous titles were 1861: Hell Breaks Loose and 1862: The Year of Hope and Horror); Gettysburg: Three Days of Courage and Sacrifice; People and Places of the Civil War; JFK: Life and Death of a President; and The Jesus of History. The year 2014 will see the release of additional specials including 1864: Pivotal Battles & Campaigns of a Decisive Year and Writers on War. Learn more at

Speaking of "On War," that is the title of a new book Weider recently published in partnership with the Pritzker Library. On War: The Best Military Histories is an extraordinary anthology of work from writers like James M. McPherson, Rick Atkinson, Carlo D'Este, Max Hastings, Tim O'Brien and others. See

In the autumn of 2013, Weider released the first digital collection of one of its magazines, World War II: The First 25 Years The set's two DVD-ROMs include every article published by World War II magazine during its first quarter century. The company is looking at future digital products, including collections of every issue of Civil War Times's first 50 years and of America's Civil War 's first 25 years.


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Weider History invites readers to visit the HistoryNet website,, to learn more about its magazines and other products.