The Constitution was written by men who owned breweries, imported whiskey, and humped cows.
Americans starting with Benjamin Franklin have been suspicious of liberal arts higher education. But lately the critics’ knives are out in earnest.
Jill Lepore’s ‘Book of Ages’ about Benjamin Franklin’s sister Jane didn’t win the National Book Award last night, but it reveals profound truths about sibling relationships and how far women have come since that time.
In the wake of the shutdown deal, Congress has an opportunity to gets its house in order. Dave Cote, chairman and CEO of the Fortune 100 company Honeywell, on what’s at stake.
The National Book Award-winning chronicler of maritime and American stories picks his favorite history books, from Robert Caro to novels as works of history. His latest book is Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution.
Benjamin Franklin wasn’t just America’s preeminent statesman and inventor—he was also one of its first tornado chasers. An excerpt from Lee Sandlin’s Storm Kings.