History often recounts successful covert actions, but historian Vince Houghton spins a new perspective—failed plots built on the ridiculous
Drawing on his own translations, author Kevin H. Siepel chronicles the escapades of famous Spanish Colonizers.
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
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.
Disastrous midterm campaign tour was a shortcut to impeachment
Maxwell King affectionately relays how Fred Rogers’ mix of creativity, child psychology, and empathy made him America’s most influential neighbor.
Lisa McCubbin examines the life that poised Betty Ford for roles she didn’t seek, and chronicles how the first lady used wit, grace, and resilience inspired a generation.
When an assassin made him the 21st president, Arthur shockingly eschewed machine politics, instead embodying the best aspects of America’s highest office.