Patricia O’Toole compellingly explains how a moralizing outlook drove Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, from WWI to handling domestic politics.
Christopher Klein recounts how Civil War veterans blustered themselves into believing that kidnapping Canada would impel Britain to free Ireland
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.
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.
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.
A look into a stenographer's trial transcript, capturing how Abraham Lincoln’s sharp wit and folksy manner saved a client from the noose.