Francis Russell

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Francis Russell, a frequent contributor, is the author of Adams: An American Dynasty , a book recently published by American Heritage.

Articles by this Contributor

April 1964

In the summer of 1915, 1,300 blue bloods played soldier for thirty days at Plattsburg. A bully time was had by all—even though it was a far cry from the real thing

April 1968

For nearly fifty years, in one way or another, Ben Butler courted the favor of his state and the nation. He way not have been a bona fide Beauty, but there were times when his traditional nickname did not seem quite fair either

August 1968

John F. Fitzgerald put his seal on his city, his times, and a political tribe that still increases. To foes he was “Fitxblarney” but friends called him

February 1973

The brisk little Italian immigrant promised you 100 per cent interest in ninety days. Some people actually got it

August 1975

Gene Debs was America’s leading socialist, but just about everyone agreed he had

August 1976

IN ALL THE PACK, DAN COAKLEY DESERVED TO BE CALLED