Prior to the Civil War, Robert E. Lee spent more of his adult life in New York than in any other state. He left us wonderful descriptions of West Point tattoos and cadet antics; of sleigh riding down Broadway; and of the tall ships...
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It was the most intense and concentrated moment of the war, when handful of young men fought and won the most important battle of World War II, the loss of which would have meant the invasion of Britain, and Europe dominated and controlled by a victorious Nazi Germany that we can hardly even imagine. In this program, Michael Korda tells the story of the Battle of Britain, from the political background of the 1930s to the new military technology of the day to the battle itself.
Michael Korda is the author of such books as Ike, Horse People, and Ulysses S. Grant. His latest book is With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain.
Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis take a look at the legendary Lincoln-Douglas Debates and discuss their recent book, the most complete record ever assembled of the debates.
Benno Schmidt and Akhil Reed Amar examine Abraham Lincoln’s profound influence on the Constitution and the way we view America’s vital document today.
When Americans think of the founding fathers, one man is consistently overlooked by historians and the general public: Samuel Adams. Adams, "the patriarch of liberty," as Jefferson called him, was critical to independence. He was responsible for planning and instigating the Boston Tea Party; he successfully demanded the withdrawal of British troops from Boston after the Boston Massacre; he signed the Declaration of Independence; and he was a pivotal swing vote in favor of ratifying the Constitution. In this program, Ira Stoll restores this riveting figure to his rightful place in history.
Ira Stoll is vice president and managing editor of The New York Sun, which he helped to found. He has been a consultant to the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, managing editor and Washington correspondent for the Forward, and a reporter for The Los Angeles Times.