Could the gentle Bard have been a thug? A scholar's discovery in the British Archives adds a different stroke to the portrait of one of the most admired but least-known men in English letters
November 07, 2011 | By Mike Dash
Was it really a lunch-hour coincidence that led to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914—and, by extension, to the great global catastrophes of the 20th century?
September 15, 2011 | By Mike Dash
In her new book, Andrea Wulf argues that the founding fathers' love of gardening shaped their vision of America
August 2011 | By Erin Wayman
The biographer and author of a new book discusses what new there is to learn about the ancient Greek philosopher
April 2011 | By Megan Gambino
The famous historian's eyewitness accounts of the Navy during World War II—now being reissued—won't be surpassed
February 2011 | By James D. Hornfischer
Are figures in a Florentine altar panel attributed to Italian artist Andrea del Verrocchio actually by Leonardo da Vinci?
October 2009 | By Ann Landi
The author of Old Masters, New World discusses how 19th century American collectors acquired European masterpieces and what it meant for museums and our nation.
August 12, 2008 | By Alison McLean
Political historian Jeremi Suri has come up with a new way of looking at the links between the low and the mighty
October 2007 | By Heather Laroi
In a painstaking study of 1960s Atlanta, Kevin Kruse takes suburban whites to task
October 2007 | By Dick Polman
Studying ancient botanical drawings, Daniela Bleichmar is rewriting the history of the Spanish conquest of the Americas
October 2007 | By Rick Wartzman
Studs Terkel, America’s best-known oral historian, never wavered in his devotion to the Windy City
July 2006 | By Studs Terkel
Historian, photographer and Macarthur "genius," Deborah Willis documents the black experience
December 2000 | By Michael Kernan