Entertainment & Culture
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.
The Small Battle That May Have Turned the Tide of the American Revolution
1777 American defeat in the Vermont mountains weakened the British, setting them up to lose at Saratoga
Audiobook Review| First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power
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.
Civil War Figures
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Johnson Goes Off the Rails
Disastrous midterm campaign tour was a shortcut to impeachment
Audiobook Review| The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King affectionately relays how Fred Rogers’ mix of creativity, child psychology, and empathy made him America’s most influential neighbor.
Audiobook Review| Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer
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.
Conversation with Dick Cole, the Last of the Doolittle Raiders
A conversation with Dick Cole who copiloted the lead B-25 with Doolittle in the famous 1942 raid...
Mag: American History Featured
Audiobook Review| The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur
When an assassin made him the 21st president, Arthur shockingly eschewed machine politics, instead embodying the best aspects of America’s highest office.