Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

The Civil War was the first major conflict in history to be photographed – and Manhattan portrait artist Mathew Brady was the foremost man behind the camera, as recounted in this excellent history of the origins of photojournalism in America.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.