An Interview With Lowell Thomas
A. B. Frost faithfully recorded the woodland pursuits of himself and his affluent friends
The Man Who Invented Himself
“The world is my country, to hate rascals is my religion” he once said, and for more than forty years—before he mysteriously vanished—he blasted away at the delusions, pretentions, posturings, hopes, dreams, foibles, and institutions of all mankind. His name was Ambrose Bierce …
A trip to the Ozarks in 1910 has left us a unique record of a people by-passed by progress
Miriam Follin had a penchant for diamonds, the demimonde, and the dramatic. She also possessed the business acumen to become one of America’s leading publishers in the nineteenth century
IT’S A PETRIFIED MAN!
IT’S A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY IDOL!
IT’S A HOAX!
ITS THE CARDIFF GIANT!
Outrageous and irreverent, publisher James Gordon Bennett shocked and delighted nearly everyone
FOR SEVEN DECADES OUR EBULLIENT COUSIN INSTRUCTED US ON EVERYTHING: THE BOERS, PROHIBITION, HITLER, CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S FEET, AND THE COMMON CAUSE OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES
A Little Visit to the Lower Depths via
HIS GRANDSON RECALLS:
The longtime adviser to American Heritage wrote history not simply as a means of talking with other historians, but in order to talk to the general reader.
Army newspapers in World War were unofficial, informal, and more than the top brass could handle
The Rough Rider rode roughshod over writers who took liberties with Mother Nature’s children
The law was against the poor printer. The governor wanted his scalp. His attorneys were disbarred. Could anything save him—and free speech?
When Ida Tarbell set out to probe the operations of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust, it seemed like David against Goliath all over again