The nation's leading authority on the conflict explains why the Civil War still fascinates us
Forty seven years ago, the president wrote for American Heritage that the study of history is no mere pastime but the means by which a nation establishes its sense of identity and purpose
A preeminent author recalls his experience as one of America's first combat historians, among a handful of men who accompanied soldiers into the bloodiest battles to write history as it was being made
“Good writers,” says the author, “write the kind of history good historians can’t or don’t write”
A distinguished journalist and former presidential adviser says that to find the meaning of any news story, we must dig for its roots in the past
To what extent did greatness inhere in the man, and to what degree was it a product of the situation?
By no means, said W. H. Prescott. Absolutely, said Lord Acton. The question remains hard—and intriguing