Topic: American Civil War
Candice Millard’s account of President James Garfield’s assassination brings back to roaring life a tragic but irresistible historical period.
09/13/2011 07:05 am
From the energy crisis to The Doors, from Hitler’s Germany to Rin Tin Tin, here are the nonfiction titles that have readers buzzing this fall.
09/06/2011 07:05 am
Ulysses S. Grant may not be remembered as our best president, but his memoir is often cited as the best of all presidential writings.
09/02/2011 11:12 am
Post-Civil War Charleston, S.C., was hammered by fire, hurricanes, a tense racial situation – and a 7.3-magnitude earthquake – 125 years ago this week.
09/01/2011 11:20 am
Frederick Law Olmsted – a man of strange and restless talent – dreamed of making a better, greener world accessible to all.
08/29/2011 12:15 pm
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?
08/09/2011 03:28 pm
A list of Michele Bachmann's favorite books includes one that "startles" an interviewer.
08/09/2011 03:07 pm
Commemorating a day to call attention to a political cause has long been a tactic of liberals and those further out on the left. For instance, there's Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, Gay Pride Day, May Day, and so on. Conservatives, by contrast, have largely stuck to fighting battles over the "true meaning" of traditional holidays observed by people of all political stripes, such as Christmas, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Still, conservatives have tried to come up with holidays to tout, with varying degrees of success. Here are our top five:
08/04/2011 05:24 pm
It's called the American Civil War, but it was much more British than most people think.
08/04/2011 05:00 pm
In Pictures Breaking the class ceiling