A Pulitzer Prize winner punches down
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Let’s drown this fat-shaming myth about the 27th president
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An introduction to next week's newsletter
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A serialized biography of Jane Grant (1892-1972), first woman reporter at The New York Times and co-founder of The New Yorker.
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Welcome to Popular History Month! Here’s the schedule: April 24: Introduction May 1: Rebecca Traister May 8: Jamelle Bouie May 15: Rebecca Onion May 19…
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History cranks and fiends, I promised myself I would send fewer newsletters about George Washington et al., and I was doing so well! Just last week, I…
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Welcome to Popular History Month! Here’s the schedule: April 24: Introduction May 1: Rebecca Traister May 8: Jamelle Bouie May 15: Rebecca Onion May 19…
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This is the second post in a two-part series. ICYMI: Why Do We Think That Mary Lincoln Was Crazy? Subscribers, you should have received a narrative…
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I got the idea for the essay below around 2017, when I was researching my George Washington biography, but I wrote it this month, while doing research…
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"A publisher is not a bank."
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Georgetown's MVP gets setup by her students, and finds her second visit to Mount Vernon just as bad as the first
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