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The Rise of the Standard Oil Company
With a singular vision, drive, and ruthlessness, John D. Rockefeller builds the Standard Oil Company into ...
These perceptive and loving letters during a time of decisive ferment are unparalleled in American history.
Birth of the Skyscraper
Louis Sullivan explores the cultural ideas as well as the engineering and architectural realities that led ...
The Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of Americans
Tocqueville’s classic analysis of how democracy influences Americans’ feelings toward equality, freedom, individualism, and religion.
The CIA's Secret Research on Torture
How the CIA coopted professional psychologists in finding ways to break prisoners through psychological torture.
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 ...
Rethinking National Security
A total rethinking of our expansive concept of national security, ...
Holy Cow 2000: The Strange Election of George W. Bush
Late on election night, the 2000 presidential contest hinged on the electoral votes of Florida, where the Republican George W. Bush held a precarious lead in the popular vote over Al Gore, the vice president and Democratic standard-bearer. Victory in Florida would enable Bush to overcome Gore’s electoral-vote margin and secure the presidency.
Kenneth O’Reilly recounts the runup to the election and the strange happenings it produced. This article is taken from his forthcoming book on the presidency of George W. Bush.
Length: 22,114 words; approx. 50 book pages
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