October 1992

Volume 43
Issue 6

Features 

An extraordinary new historical novel begins with the great political scandal of the 1970s, then visits the great political scandal of the 1820s

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the most controversial historical novel in memory, the author of The Confessions of Nat Turner speaks of a novelist’s duty to history and fiction’s strange power not only to astonish but to enrage

“Good writers,” says the author, “write the kind of history good historians can’t or don’t write”

October 1992

Departments 

EDITORS’ BOOKSHELF

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

IN THE NEWS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

MY BRUSH WITH HISTORY

THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA

THE LIFE AND TIMES

THE TIME MACHINE