Rip Van Winkle’s Republic: Washington Irving in History and Memory

Appraising a 19th-century master through a 21st-century lens.

American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis

Can our country’s dark past teach us anything about its dark present?

Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968

Does successful social change require tactical prowess?

Travels with George

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Travels with George

Authorial intrusions mar this otherwise rollicking history.