In This Issue January/February 2009
Volume 30, Issue 1Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Paul Chung.
Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.By Jonathan Leaf
At George Washington’s request, Alexander Hamilton offers the newly elected president advice on proper etiquette in a letter dated May 5, 1789.
Cartoonist Clifford Berryman mocks the confidence level of the 1912 presidential candidates—Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft—before the election.
Benjamin Latrobe and his wife, Mary, helped newly inaugurated President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison furnish the White House.
In the 1995 Hollywood movie Copycat, the killer tells Sigourney Weaver’s character, “Did you know, Helen, that there are more books written about Jack the Ripper than Abraham Lincoln?” HardlyBy David Skinner