Living shoulder to shoulder with the marines, Sherrod chronicled combat and the marines’ day-to-day struggles as they leapfrogged across the Central Pacific, battling the Japanese on Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death in the Civil War changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a [...]
Churchill by Himself is the first fully annotated and attributed collection of Churchill sayings that captures Churchill's wit in its entirety. Edited by longtime Churchill scholar Richard M. Langworth, it is also authorized by the [...]
Marcus Rediker, The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (2017).
Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. Mocked and scorned by his contemporaries, Lay was [...]
Diplomat and Priest chronicles the half century that Alison Palmer spent fighting for her rights and the rights of other women. Her bravery and tenacity resulted in improvements in policies and practices at both the [...]
In this remarkable memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic detail the two years he spent in Vietnam as a U.S. State Department observer, and how he came to risk his career and freedom to expose the [...]
Joan's autobiography of her extraordinary life -- the first person to set up a computer dating service, a successful business-woman, as well as the youngest mayor in British history.
Professor Marie Hicks joins us again, this time to discuss the yummy history of computer dating. Did it start with Operation Match at Harvard? Or was it a young entrepreneur in London? What were their [...]
Black's survey is a dispassionate, invaluable beam of light.This everyman's guide to impeachment outlines the process leading to the removal of a president by congress, places it in historical perspective, and discusses the conundrums that [...]
Impeachment? The 25th Amendment? Resignation? How do the American people remove a president from office? Why is it so complicated, and what's the history behind each way to get a dangerous, criminal, or just [...]