In a last conversation before his death at 99 this January, the artist recalled the places he visited, drew, and wrote about during prohibition in New York City. You can still lift a glass at a couple of them.
After a varied career as a soldier, statesman, diplomat, and presidential adviser, Taylor wants to known as someone who “always did his damndest.”
American Heritage interviews Lowell Thomas, the journalist whom Damon Runyon described as “the beau ideal of the radio fraternity, first for his complete artistry and second for his personality.
Ridgeway commanded the 82nd Airborne in World War II, became Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and Army Chief of Staff, and played important roles in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
The famed aviator recalls the dramatic bombing raid he led on Tokyo early in World War II.
An interview with the famed suffragette, Alice Paul
The great American Realist painter Thomas Hart Benton reflects on his life, his work, his colleagues, and much more.
The Sunday afternoon broadcasts of Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, once described as the "voice of God," were avidly followed by a radio audience of thirty to fifty million Americans during the Thirties.
The tremendous response to his radio shows led to standing-room-only theatre performances and cross-country tours, but Rudy Vallée claimed it was just good luck and timing.
One of FDR's closest aides remembers "the Boss" and a lifetime in politics.
As general secretary of the Communist Party of the U.S., Browder was routinely attacked by politicians and thought to be a genuine threat to the nation.
After he lost in a landslide to FDR, Landon returned to a relatively simple life in Kansas, but stayed on top of political events.
The author and director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Green Pastures” recalls the struggle to get a play about a black God produced in 1930.
During World War II, Tunner led the effort to fly supplies from India “over the Hump” of the Himalayas to supply nineteen Chinese divisions, and later commanded the Berlin Airlift operation.
He had vivid memories of fighting in Cuba with Theodore Roosevelt. “We’d have gone to hell with him.”
The former Attorney General of California recalls the painful internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and the efforts to help them return.
The admiral who commanded "the ship that wouldn't die" recalls the hellish and heroic hours after a kamikaze turned the carrier Franklin into an inferno.
Teddy Roosevelt once said, “I can either run the country or control Alice, not both.”