When Theodore Roosevelt—Harvard-educated, dandified, and just twenty-three—arrived in Albany as an assemblyman in 1882, the oldpols dismissed him as a “Punkin-Lily,”and worse. They were in for a shock.
Today’s city, for all its ills, is “cleaner, less crowded, safer, and more livable than its turn-of-the-century counterpart,” argues this eminent urban historian. Yet two new problems are potentially fatal. …
One hundred years ago, Congress created two agencies—the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Ethnology. Both, according to the author, have since “given direction, form, and stimulation to the science of earth and the science of man, and in so doing have touched millions of lives.”
NOTES FROM A CENTURY OF GOVERNMENT SCIENCE
What the public wanted, it seemed, was a vice and bootleg business netting sixty million dollars a year-and many gangland funerals
The story of the world’s longest-running radio program and the extraordinary American music it helped make popular
These immaculate and minutely detailed aerial views flattered the resident and attracted the investor