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An American House Divided: “The Field of Blood” and “The War Before the War”

AMERICAN HISTORY

An American House Divided: “The Field of Blood” and “The War Before the War”

Essay by Hamilton Cain ×

Two new works of history look at the political and personal clashes that set the stage for the Civil War.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

LIVES

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Posted by Barbara Spindel ×

A new life of the great foe of slavery and racism contends with its subject's own monumental work of autobiography.
The B&N Podcast: Jill Lepore

AMERICAN HISTORY

The B&N Podcast: Jill Lepore

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "These Truths" on what a breathtaking tour through America's past tells us about the urgent questions of the 21st century.
Good and Mad

FEMINISM

Good and Mad

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

A journalist maps the intersection of female ire and political crisis in a book-length argument for the uses of rage.
The B&N Podcast: Jane Leavy on the Search for Babe Ruth

AMERICAN HISTORY

The B&N Podcast: Jane Leavy on the Search for Babe Ruth

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

"The Big Fella" takes on the titanic figure who defined baseball greatness. Jane Leavy joins us to talk about the search for the real Babe Ruth.
The B&N Podcast: Michael Beschloss

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Michael Beschloss

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The bestselling historian of the American presidency joins us to talk about his new book "Presidents of War" and what we can learn from the stories he unearthed.
The B&N Podcast: Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Doris Kearns Goodwin on Leadership

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The Pulitzer-winning biographer of presidents looks back through history for lessons on how they led America in moments of crisis.
The Real Lolita

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Real Lolita

Reviewed by Tom Carson ×

In her new book, Sarah Weinman unearths the forgotten kidnapping case behind Vladimir Nabokov's literary sensation.
The B&N Podcast: Jon Meacham

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Jon Meacham

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer on how a look at America facing crises past can help guide us through divisive times.
Nightfall in Memphis

CIVIL RIGHTS

Nightfall in Memphis

By Steve King ×

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, writers consider the shattering impact of his death, and the mission still unfinished.
Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House

PRESIDENTS

Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House

Reviewed by Charles Taylor ×

A new book about LBJ takes on a presidency of Shakespearean dimensions.
Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

AMERICAN HISTORY

Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

Reviewed by Julia M. Klein ×

A historian attempts to chart the very different lives of Thomas Jefferson's children.