Bernard A. Weisberger

Bernard A. Weisberger, distinguished former history professor of Wayne State University and the Universities of Chicago and Rochester, was the associate editor of American Heritage from 1970 to 1972. He recently authored When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 (William Morrow 2006), and has also written Reporters for the Union, a study of Civil War newspapermen.

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Most of our Presidents have been avid athletes, even Taft. Could a party safely nominate an overweight and unabashed couch potato who scorned exercise? Read >>
The two-party system, undreamt of by the founders of the Republic, has been one of its basic shaping forces ever since their time Read >>
S & L scandals, junk bonds, defaults—the pattern is familiar to anyone who knows about U.S. banking between 1830 and 1855. Read >>
The maker of a fine new documentary on the Civil War tells how the medium of film can evoke the emotional reality of history Read >>
The Flap over the Flag Read >>
Corruption must be fought in ways that preserve fairness and freedom. Otherwise the reformers can be as bad as the rascals. Read >>

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