"Baime wrote The Accidental President almost as if a witness to those momentous times.
"The beginnings of class warfare, democracy, individual liberty, local government, racism, and American slavery had beginnings for what would become the United States in Ja
"through this book of nonfiction snippets, however enlightening, the idea of the author seeing a much bigger picture emerges, one best told through the experience of the different parts."
“The book is sure to inspire home cooks to try a hand at baking their own bread and churning fresh butter or spend time drooling over the scrumptious photographs.”
Many Americans were shocked last year to watch neo-Nazis marching and chanting racist profanity in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.
In “The Accidental Rebel,” an op-ed published in The New York Times on the 40th anniversary of the Columbia student uprising of 1968, novelist Paul Auster (Columbia ’69) asserted that stud
In the decade before the Civil War two writers penned words that capture the erratic pulse of our American Experiment.
"Frontier Rebels makes for a good read, a lost bit of American history in a greater colonial epic in need of telling."
Historians of political culture illuminate the human realities of governing and legislating.
Some of the names of the 56 signers—our Founding Fathers—of the Declaration of Independence are well known.
"when the legend becomes so famous, it takes too long for a good read like this one to replace the sensational with the no less amazing facts"
“they have become the successors to the Greatest Generation . . .”
“Stern offers an invaluable historical analysis of a nation’s moral order in crisis, one that Americans need to bear in mind as Trump’s war on those seeking asylum in the U.S.
Was there a way for candidate Barack Obama to address chaos in Iraq while also calling for pursuit of Osama bin Laden lodged in a corner of putative partner Pakistan?
“Fare Thee Well is a passionate and well-written exposé of the behind the scenes action of one of rock and roll’s most iconic bands . . .”
“Obama was a light. Trump is of the night.”
“Lago is a storyteller, and his accessible, sprightly writing style makes what could be a mind-numbing collection of facts read like an adventure yarn.”
“An American Quilt [is] nothing less than a reexamination of American history through the lens of race, class, and gender.”
“a fascinating look at the interaction of money and politics in the early years of our republic . . .”
Anthropologist/folklorist/journalist Zora Neale Hurston used her polyvalent talent to produce the only recorded Trans-Atlantic slave narrative based on extensive interviews with Kossula, or Cudjo L
“Statesmen . . . should be judged not by the purity of their ideals and intentions, but by the consequences of their actions and policies.”
T. J. English’s newest look at the American criminal underworld, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban Underworld, has a unique genesis.
The American Civil War (1861–1865) falls between the two most hideous Supreme Court decisions related to race relations. In 1857, just before the Civil war started, Dred Scott v.
“Keep the Days tells the histories of these Civil War works as individual lives, social history, and literature, not as chronicles of battles, god
For weal or woe, many names stand out in the history of our revolution against Great Britain: Nathan Hale, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Ethan Allen, for example.