When his home state was a political borderland, artist's most famous works celebrated frontier democracy
Composer's greatest gift was an ear for the simple and the sweet
Grosz and Hitler were equally traumatized by Germany’s defeat—but they coped in wildly divergent ways.
For nearly six decades after Little Big Horn, George Custer's widow burnished the general's reputation and wrote movingly of reconciliation with former foes
American painting style grew out of heroic scenes, martyrs' deaths, and massive historic murals
Obscure poet ginned up fake reviews, posed for sexy photos, and used a private Emerson quote as a blurb