To him, said Morse, art had been only “a cruel jilt.” Then Providence found other work for this complex, difficult Yankee
The huge, cloven-footed creature that terrorized southeast Arizona was no figment of the mind. The grisly story of its origin and fate was more macabre in fact than any fiction
A century ago this month began the war that set
These unpublished letters show how one family was bitterly split
Against a background of postwar turmoil, a 28-year-old State Department aide was sent to negotiate with the Bolshevik leaders. His rebuff by Wilson caused a national uproar
The eccentric Timothy Dexter finally found a sympathetic biographer in his fellow townsman, novelist John Marquand
Enraged by losses from their herds a band of respectable cattle barons took the law into their own hands—and barely escaped with their lives
In Toledo a civic crusade matched the popular mayor against a famed evangelist—both with the same name
Philip II’s cédula real evoked from his overseas domains vivid picture-maps of life in Spanish America
How gnarled, upright ex-President John Quincy Adams broke the South’s gag rule in Congress and at last won popular applause
The search for perpetual motion is a tragicomedy of obsessed inventors, an eager faith, and humbug
Rarely has the full story been told about how a famed botanist, a pioneering female journalist, and First Lady Helen Taft battled reluctant bureaucrats to bring Japanese cherry trees to Washington.
Often thought to have been a weak president, Carter was strong-willed in doing what he thought was right, regardless of expediency or the political fallout.
Why have thousands of U.S. banks failed over the years? The answers are in our history and politics.
In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln embodied leading in a time of polarization, political disagreement, and differing understandings of reality.
Native American peoples and the lands they possessed loomed large for Washington, from his first trips westward as a surveyor to his years as President.