Taken hostage by an angry, starving Sioux tribe who slaughtered her family, Abbie Gardner stayed alive, and later made a career of telling her story of survival
Biographer Jane Leavy explores Babe Ruth's transformation from disposable child to baseball’s most valuable player and legend
Audiobook Review | Camelot’s End: Kennedy Versus Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party
Author Jon Ward shows how Carter and Kennedy let their individual ambitions shred their party rather than allow the other to lead it
Richard Munson recounts the life of this idiosyncratic genius inventor whose pioneering work transformed the twentieth century.
A history of the hamburger—its conception, its various incarnations and how it transformed the American dining experience
Before Leo Fender and Les Paul were names on headstocks, they were tinkerers who produced the most influential musical instruments of the twentieth century
The music-making duo helped redefine theater and the American Broadway musical
Author Joanne B. Freeman recounts how Southern Democrats’ attacks on critics of slavery spilled from the Capitol building onto streets and dueling grounds
Audiobook Review| The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Celebrated as “the Father of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,” Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley documented the effects preservatives had on the Gilded Age’s food supply.
1777 American defeat in the Vermont mountains weakened the British, setting them up to lose at Saratoga
From Richard Nixon to Mike Pence, Kate Anderson Brower examines how the personal stock of recent vice presidents has fluctuated, often at the boss’ whim.