Catherine Clinton, interviewed by Eric Foner, crafts a richly detailed portrait of one of our most complicated, controversial, and often misunderstood first ladies: Mary Todd Lincoln.
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An in-depth discussion about the current global financial crisis and its parallels to past financial crises. Does it threaten another Great Depression? Three economic experts will shed light on the impact of the turmoil here and abroad.
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...
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.