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Inaugural Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt’s four inaugural addresses constitute a barometer of his presidency and the challenges it faced.
Bruce Springsteen sings of the struggles of common folk and the American Dream. June Sawyers traces ...
On the Plains with General Custer
An intimate portrait of George Armstrong Custer by his adoring wife, and a vivid record of ...
Emblems of Woe
The South might have been expected to cheer Lincoln’s death, but the reaction there was more ...
Learning the Great River
Mark Twain recalls his adventures—and misadventures—in learning to be a pilot on the Mississippi.
Putting America on Wheels
Reflecting on his success, the hero of mass production talks about his refusal to conduct business ...
The Siege of Blair Mountain
A gripping account of the 1920s conflict between mine workers ...
High and Tight
Hank Greenberg Confronts Anti-Semitism in Baseball
by Ray Robinson
In the 1930s Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers became the most feared slugger in baseball, the only player to challenge Babe Ruth’s record of sixty home runs in a single season before Roger Maris broke the record in 1961. And Greenberg was Jewish, certainly the greatest Jewish ballplayer to that time, which made him a special hero to American Jews. Throughout his career Greenberg displayed, in addition to his hitting prowess, an unusual degree of gentlemanliness that won him the admiration and respect of his fellow ballplayers, executives of the game, sportswriters, and fans. Hank Greenberg was seventy-five when he died in 1986. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth (he was born January 1, 1912), Ray Robinson remembers the man, the player, and the prejudice he overcame.
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