Brenda Wineapple is the author, most recently, of The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.
Frustrated, stubborn, committed to bad science, was Louis Agassiz anything other than a laughingstock?
Capes, torches, secret meetings! Adam Goodheart’s 1861 tells the story of the unyielding idealism awakened by the Civil War.
At the utopian community of Fruitlands, vegetables were not only eaten. They were also imitated.
"There is such a thing as a moral atmosphere." So said Violet Gibson, the woman who shot Mussolini.