U. S. History

The Philadelphia: Our Most Evocative National Relic

by Jack Kelly

I have traveled to Revolutionary-era battlefields and forts. I’ve examined countless eighteenth-century muskets, uniforms, swords, and shoe buckles. I’ve looked at the original Declaration of Independence in the National Archives. Yet a single artifact has always stood … Read the article

Here’s the Catch: Pathway to the Majors

By Ron Swoboda

In Here’s the Catch, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of the Mets’ miraculous 1969 World Series win, the incredible season leading up to that moment, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the … Read the article

The Watergate Girl: Joining the Team

by Jill Wine-Banks

Obstruction of justice, the specter of impeachment, sexism at work, shocking revelations: Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial by fire in The Watergate Girl as a Watergate prosecutor. Read an excerpt below.

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Bush Family Matters

by J. Randy Taraborrelli

From biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes Grace & Steel, the epic, hidden history of the exceptional women behind one of the greatest political dynasties of all time—the Bush family. Read an excerpt below.

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A Tip From Uncle Sam with Christmas Greetings

by William K. Klingaman

In the midst of World War II, department stores across America were anticipating the biggest commercial Christmas rush in United States history. Fur coats, silk dinner pajamas, and ostrich capes became all the rage. But what … Read the article

Do We Believe in Equality?

by Michael A. Bellesiles

One of my favorite stories from the long struggle for equality concerns the scientist Helen Hamilton Gardener. In 1889, she challenged the leading male exponent of female mental inferiority to examine a human brain and determine … Read the article