Originally published 02/20/2017
Tiffany April Griffin
An interview with the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America” and many other books.
Originally published 04/19/2016
It’s Stiles’ second Pulitzer; he won the award in 2010 for his biography “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt.” That book, also published by Alfred A. Knopf, won the National Book Award in 2009.
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- Psychologists say memorials to lynching victims help their African-American descendants
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- Stanley Fish says historians are deluded in thinking their training gives them special insights in politics that should be passed on to students (and others)
- Guest historian this week: Paul Krugman, the economist!
- US Senator (and historian) Ben Sasse has denounced the policy of separating children from parents at the border
- Randall Stephens predicts most evangelicals will probably fail to come to grips with Trump’s cynical manipulations, his divisive, culture-war grandstanding, his philandering, and his lying