Eugene L. Meyer


Eugene L. Meyer is a veteran journalist and author with eclectic interests but with a special passion for history. He has been widely published in magazines, authored two books and was for many years a reporter and editor at the Washington Post. As both a daily deadline reporter and magazine writer, he has focused on subjects as varied as the environment, politics, sports, and legal and social issues. His work ranges from the investigative to the whimsical, from hard news to features. 


34 entries by Eugene L. Meyer

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A short but powerful addition to the Holocaust canon.

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The Enduring Civil War

By Gary W. Gallagher

This timely collection reminds us that, in many ways, the War Between the States is still being fought.

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A valuable, fresh look at a dark chapter in American history.

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A rollicking, smart-alecky recollection of a turbulent time in America.

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The Black Cabinet

By Jill Watts

An ambitious but ultimately unsatisfying exploration into little-known governmental figures from the New Deal era.

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On Juneteenth

By Annette Gordon-Reed

The Pulitzer winner untangles the complicated racial history of her home state of Texas.

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The fascinating account of a 15th-century bibliophile who revered hand-lettered tomes.

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This laudable work is less an account of the 1862 clash than of five notable figures who served on or near the battlefield.

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A Small Door Set in Concrete

By Ilana Hammerman; translated by Tal Haran

A humanistic, hopeful look at what feels like an intractable conflict.

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A Guest of the Reich

By Peter Finn

The adventuring socialite who was held prisoner behind enemy lines.

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This timely collection reminds us that, in many ways, the War Between the States is still being fought.

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1941

By Andrew Nagorski

The seeds of Nazi defeat were sown long before the Axis' surrender.

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An ambitious but ultimately unsatisfying exploration into little-known governmental figures from the New Deal era.

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A humanistic, hopeful look at what feels like an intractable conflict.

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Barons of the Sea

By Steven Ujifusa

Recounting how ocean-going commerce gave rise to an American upper-class.

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The seeds of Nazi defeat were sown long before the Axis' surrender.

Feature

The bestselling historian/author passed away earlier this week.

Feature

Remembering Tony Mendez, who passed away recently at 78.

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A former New York Times executive editor tackles the (sometimes sad) state of today's media.

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Recounting how ocean-going commerce gave rise to an American upper-class.

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A sincere if incomplete account of a pernicious, age-old prejudice still in play today.

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By Bruce Henderson

The "Ritchie Boys" finally get their due.

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Recalling the writer and editor, who passed away earlier this week.

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An exploration of a little-known, unusual episode in Cold War Germany.

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Recalling the humble, approachable literary genius

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Lincoln and the Jews: A History

By Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell

A well-researched, heartening look at the president's embrace of an oft-maligned people.

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All Who Go Do Not Return

By Shulem Deen

An inquisitive mind and growing skepticism brand the author a heretic in his Hasidic community.

Feature

Never assume retired titles can’t be revived!

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Recalling a brilliant, trailblazing iconoclast.

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Paul Avrich and Karen Avrich

This dual biography by a scholar of anarchism resurrects the forgotten lives of the infamous pair who never made the leap from revolutionaries to reformers.

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Deborah Davis

A fascinating study of two men, their times and how they came to dine together in the most august of places.

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Eugene L. Meyer profiles publishing icon Jason Epstein for "Columbia College Today."

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By Richard Kluger

Chronicling an interesting yet obscure moment in U.S. history.