Do our memorials to the dead do more harm than good?
Adam Hochschild's book is a post-Cold War history of the Spanish Civil War.
Candidates always try to paper over their flaws by comparing themselves to iconic presidents. And it almost never works.
Concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk was tried for a crime he didn't commit, before his true role in the Holocaust was exposed.
A historian attempts to follow Tudor hygiene with a daily regime of linen underwear.
A new book ignores the disturbing history of finance in America.
For writers of historical fiction, fact fades and feeling persists.
Two new books reveal the fantastical studios and vibrant colors of early film.
How one group's search for the promised land in 1848 became a complete disaster.
Constitutions were a great democratic advance. Unfortunately ours is broken.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan did not wear their distinctive white uniform until Hollywood—and a mail-order catalog—intervened.
How the internet brought about the demise of an illustrious profession.
A history professor explores the ways Nazi symbols and rituals influenced Christmas celebrations in the Third Reich.
Edmund de Waal’s new book is an odyssey into an obsession with porcelain.
The history of tap dancing in America is a joyful and troubled story.
The psychology of a hip house plant.
The long history of gender variance in culture and medicine.
A pair of academics reconstruct the life of a Victorian bachelor.