How Jazz Changed the World

By Jessica Fellowes

Jessica Fellowes discusses the history behind her recently released novel, The Mitford Scandal, focusing on the birth of jazz in America and its cultural impact on post-WWI London.

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The Founding Fortunes: Pledging Lives and Fortunes

by Tom Shachtman

In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable Revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes. Check out an exclusive excerpt here.

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Westering Women: A Celebration of Sisterhood on the Overland Trail

by Sandra Dallas

Sandra Dallas, author of the recently released novel, Westering Women, offers her thoughts on the incredible perils and hardships that 19th-Century women faced while seeking a new life in the American West.

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The History Behind the Mystery: The Hollows

by Jess Montgomery

Jess Montgomery showcases her skills as a storyteller in The Hollows: a powerful follow-up to her highly acclaimed debut. In this original piece, Montgomery discusses the history that both shocked and inspired her while writing The Hollows.

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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

by Joanne B. Freeman

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. In the following excerpt, Freeman shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War.

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