Abraham Lincoln: Orator Extraordinaire

by Diana Schaub

What would possess anyone to produce another book about Abraham Lincoln? Our 16th president is already more written about than any other individual who ever walked the earth, with the sole exception of Jesus (a special case, … Read the article

William Bullitt: The Champagne Ambassador

by David McKean

President-elect Franklin Roosevelt liked William Bullitt the moment they met. Bullitt was energetic, clearly intelligent, and there was a bold, dashing quality to the forty-year-old former diplomat that attracted Roosevelt, an immensely charismatic figure himself. 

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The Church of Aretha Franklin

by Michael Eric Dyson

For the last fifteen years of her colossal and regal existence, I had the great fortune of knowing, listening to, talking to, and spending time with the one and only Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Her … Read the article

Allen Iverson: Pound for Pound

by Michael Eric Dyson

For more than thirty years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist, and ordained Baptist minister. In the following essay from his … Read the article

The Birth of Muhammad

By Mohamad Jebara

Muhammad, the World-Changer is an accessible and fresh biography boldly arguing that Muhammad’s entrepreneurial mindset helped unleash the modern world. Read on for an excerpt.

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Unknown History: Berlin Turns Red

We teamed up with the Unknown History podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips to bring you their latest series based on Giles Milton’s Checkmate in Berlin. Read on for more about Episode 2, covering the Soviet occupation of Berlin on … Read the article