Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
The man was remembered, but not his cause.
By James C. Cobb
George Washington was not born a leader but he carefully made himself into one.
By Edward G. Lengel
The founder of the Sierra Club worshiped the outdoor world.
By Anna Maria Gillis
Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.
By Wilfred W. McClay
The great man of science had more than a passing interest in alchemy.
By Sam Kean
Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.
By Danny Heitman
A recollection of Wallace Stegner.
By Kenneth Fields
The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
By Meredith Hindley
Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy
Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.
By Randall Fuller
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