At the Constitutional Convention, Gouvernuer Morris made sure the office of the president would be independent from Congress.
New Nixon Audio Tape Reveals Details of His Late Night Visit with Protestors at the Lincoln Memorial
The Dictabelts The Nixon Presidential Library is releasing the second installment of Presidential dictabelts, which include President Nixon’s recollections of his surreal early morning surprise visit to...
During the Cold War, the U.S. Congress had its own secret fallout shelter tucked away in the West Virginia hills.
Author Frederic C. Tubach shares a glimpse of his childhood in the Third Reich
An excerpt from a new book about the clashing "nations" within America.
The victory might not have been as sweet as the actual 1944 invasion.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns explores the Prohibition years in a new PBS special that begins Sunday.
Texas has been a state since 1845. So why do Texans still believe they live in a separate country?
A congressional war panel proves too many cooks can poison the pot By any standard, Ball’s Bluff was a fiasco. What began as a raid in October 1861 escalated into an unintended battle for Leesburg, Va....
Modern-day conservatives claim Woodrow Wilson wrecked the American century.
Visit the gathering grounds of Europe's spies and refugees.
Brothers, Rivals, Victors By Jonathan W. Jordan. 672 pp. NAL Hardcover, 2011. $28.95. Two factors mattered most in determining victory in Europe in World War II: the will to win, and the amount of materiel...
Was the invasion really “an indispensable preliminary to full-scale operations,” as Churchill dubbed it?
People committed a lot of crimes in World War II. Some were huge, earth-shattering, and we are still living with the consequences. Atrocity. Murder. Mass murder. Others were…smaller. Consider, if you...
What killed Operation Citadel? A lot of things.
No number of errors in mobilization could have throttled the increase in U.S. production, but serious blunders were still possible.