In a new book, Timothy Egan traces the Klan’s expansion in the 1920s across American political and civic life. Then its leader, David C. Stephenson, committed murder.
Jefferson Cowie’s powerful and sobering new history, Freedom’s Dominion, traces the close association between the rhetoric of liberty in an Alabama county and the politics of white supremacy.
Humans, not just our inventions, should roam the heavens.
In Campaign of the Century, Irwin Gellman seeks to upend our understanding of the 1960 race, not least the matter of which man won it.
“Ted’s time at center stage, so much longer than Bobby’s, was more varied, consisting of numerous acts, twists, turns and apparent endings.” Jeff Shesol reviews Neal Gabler’s book Catching the Wind.