Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.
By Catherine Allgor
At the recently expanded Morgan Library, visitors encounter architectural treasures and a peerless collection of manuscripts and art.
By Francis Morrone
Napoleon, Britain, and the Siege of Cádiz.
By Meredith Hindley
The Book That Shook the World
By Amy Lifson
The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.
By John Matteson
Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.
By David Geffner
Monumental paintings from the Qing dynasty document the power of its emperors.
The humanities version of Car Talk.
By Courteney Stuart
He made dictionaries matter.
By Michael Adams
One hundred years later, Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago still inspires.
By Carl Smith
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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