Recasting an icon as mortal, author Joseph Rosenbloom studies activist Martin Luther King Jr. in his final day and then some.
John F. Ross examines the life of John Wesley Powell and the Civil War amputee’s transition to a Reconstruction-era Jeremiah warning of unchecked expansion.
Biographer Dawn Raffel covers the work of physician Martin Couney, inventor of incubators which saved thousands of premature babies' lives.
Author Andrew Lawler examines the gamut of leads as well as 400-plus years of unprovable elucidations of the mystery of the long-lost colony of Roanoke.
Author Robert Kurson chronicles astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Ander journey to the moon on a space mission filled with setbacks.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight, Simon & Schuster, 2018; $37.50
Daniel Stone’s text is a charming study of botanist David Fairchild whose legacy includes introducing Americans to avocados, cashews, nectarines, soy beans
Political consultant and author Joseph Rodota captures the Watergate’s fifty years playing host to Washington’s powerful and notorious.