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.
"Smoketown" highlights milestones in black history and athletes and musicians in Pittsurburgh's Hill District amidst a cultural renaissance in the 1930s
Elaine Weiss chronicles the steps that brought the 19th Amendment to the doorstop of enactment and suffragists’ heroics in achieving ratification.
Author Joshua Zeitz explains how the men behind LBJ’s Great Society made desegregation the building block for governmental programs.
Author Michael Giorgione brings listeners inside the gates of America's historic presidential retreat.
Alan Pell Crawford makes Mark Twain’s financial woes and lousy investments seem nearly as entertaining as the humorous writer’s fiction
Robert Kennedy’s last campaign, anti-establishment protests, and the fading of the party boss—1968 was a year to remember