Isaac Casaubon was a model citizen of the republic of letters—a community more durable than any church and broader than academia.
A bet on a horse in the 1949 Grand National resulted in the largest collective transfer of wealth ever to communism's stalwarts in Britain.
Maine Governor Paul LePage's secret removal of a mural celebrating the state's labor history is just one in a long line of struggles over publicly-funded depictions of American workers.
For Anatol Lieven, Pakistan is a dangerous, fearsome country, a hard place to live and harder still to govern.
The story of the Lakotas does not end with their loss of the Black Hills or the massacre at Wounded Knee.
As contradictory as the gospel truths of California's digerati are the dogmas of West Coast evangelicalism, a melding of Jefferson and Jesus.
Between a fifth and a third of the white population remained loyal to Britain in 1776. Why?
Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole's Sacred Trash offers a precious meditation on how the discovery of hidden hoards of history can transform our worlds.
In a nonfiction account of a failed coup, the novelist Javier Cercas tackles the confounding history of Spain's transition to democracy.
History is replete with peaceful role models like the “Frontier Gandhi” of colonial India.