Capitol Crimes: Congressional Violence in Civil War Run-Up
Political polarization turned bloody as Northerners and Southerners fought over slavery.
John R. Brinkley Got Rich on Glandular Gullibility
Quack duped dozens of men into having billy goat testes implantations
The Slave Who Spied: James Armistead’s Role in Revolutionary War
A daring bondsman turned double agent confounds Cornwallis—and helps the Americans win.
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‘Demand a Recount!’—William F. Buckley’s Quixotic 1965 Run for NYC Mayor
Puckish conservative came up short on votes but won the long game.
American Schemers: ‘Big Tim’ Sullivan, ‘King of The Bowery’
The corpse was headed for New York's potter's field until a cop lifted the coffin lid. "Why, it's Tim! That's Big Tim!"