Tearing down the statue of King George III

A War of Words

Reading the arguments that led to rebellion.

Dec 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13 • By EDWARD ACHORN



Miller Huggins, Col. Jacob Ruppert (ca. 1928)

The Yankee Traders

An unlikely duo spawns a baseball dynasty.

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Louisa Catherine Adams by Charles Robert Leslie (1816)

The Other Mrs. Adams

A view from the front row of the young republic.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38


Secondhand Rose

Will he, won’t he, should he be in the Hall of Fame?

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30

John Lennon, George Harrison, Sir Paul McCartney, and Pete Best

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

The first of three (!) volumes on the Fab Four.

Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

Curt Flood, 1965

Reserve Judgment

How one national pastime (baseball) has been injured by another (the law).

Sep 2, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 48


Precious Stuff

Every souvenir tells a story worth hearing.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43

Stephen A. Douglas

Douglas of the West

He was not called ‘the Little Giant’ for nothing.

Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12

Nick Nolte, Thandie Newton in ‘Jefferson in Paris’ (1995)

Reasonable Doubt

A closer look at the Sally Hemings saga.

Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07

Picture of Quakers hanged as heretics

Tough Love

In colonial New England, the ideal was not freedom but conformity.

May 21, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 34

Drawing of the great white whale

Call Me, Ishmael

An antiquated tale that’s never out of fashion.

Feb 13, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 21

Old Baseball Photo

Diamond Mythology

No, baseball was not invented by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown.

Sep 5, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 47

The Adams

Founding Partners

The Adams love affair, in word and deed.

Jul 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 40

Revolutionary Battle

Fight for Freedom

The American Revolution for beginners.

Mar 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 27

Book Review: Misunderstood Al

Book Review: Misunderstood Al

A revisionist view of Public Enemy Number One.

Dec 6, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 12

Founders at Home

Founders at Home

The human side of demigods.

May 31, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 35

George the First

George the First

It’s not easy to demean the Man from Mount Vernon.

Mar 1, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 23

Christmas Conquest

When Sherman's march through Georgia ended at the sea.

Dec 14, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 13

Polk's Empire

The president who did what he said he would do--and in one term.

Nov 9, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 08

Fighting Quaker 

Would independence have been won without Nathanael Greene?

Aug 17, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 45

Adams the Less

Making the case for Samuel.

Jan 19, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 17

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