Gil Troy

Gil Troy is a professor of history at McGill University. His latest book — his tenth — is The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s .

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  • America’s First Jewish Sex Symbol

    by Gil Troy

    John Garfield was a handsome actor who took his talents into his own hands, until his Communist sympathies brought him down.

  • The Labor Journalist Blinded by Union Thugs

    by Gil Troy

    While fighting to keep the labor movement pure, Victor Riesel became a walking, wounded symbol of unions’ corruption, when a thug blinded him with acid.

  • The Man Who Created Yankees’ Murderers’ Row

    by Gil Troy

    Edward Barrow changed the face of modern sports, ushering in megastars like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, while also introducing the playing of the national anthem before games.
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