Why was Shirley Temple one of the most iconic figures of 1930s America?
Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?
The author of Naked Lunch led a life as darkly outrageous as his fiction.
The author of effervescent transatlantic fiction maps the Middle America of her forebears.
An oral history of the lives of the cloistered sheds light on life behind the walls of an American monastery.
The political battles and journalistic triumphs of the Progressive Era have never looked so timely.
Have we underestimated the artist who became our "national frame of reference"?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian on Teddy Roosevelt, Spielberg, the bravery of Progressive journalism, and what yesterday's politics can teach us about tomorrow.
How a public speaking teacher won fame and influenced millions.
A new book looks back at the life -- and premature end -- of an enigmatic actor.
The author of The Windsor Faction on "authorial sleight-of-hand" and putting words into the mouths of real people.
She was the beloved sibling and correspondent of one of our nation's founders. Why haven't we heard the voice of Jane Franklin?
A journalist recounts her harrowing ordeal during childbirth -- and after.
The National Book Award winning author on Men We Reaped, her powerful new blend of memoir and reportage.
The master orator, Princeton man, and American president, captured in vivid description.
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