Henry Steele Commager

The great storyteller and famed historian lent authority and good advice to our aspiring magazine

H enry Steele Commager, one of the greatest American historians and a friend to this magazine for many years, died at his home in Amherst, Massachusetts, on March 2, at the great age of ninety-five. If you studied American history in this country at any time between, say, 1930 and 1970, you probably used The Growth of the American Republic , which he wrote with Samuel Eliot Morison of Harvard, as a basic textbook.Read more »