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A Few of Our Biographies:

* Cleopatra

* Malcolm X

* Rasputin

* Albert Schweitzer

* Andrew Carnegie

* Bill Wilson ("Bill W.," founder of A.A.)

The Assassination of President Kennedy


Pop Songs Immersed in History


History and Biography Reading Suggestions (Hundreds of 'Em, By Category)

Articles Listed by Author

This Website offers more than 100 history and biography articles, including profiles of such figures as Cleopatra, Malcolm X, and Rasputin (see links in column to left, and below), Q-and-A interviews with history people (scholars, museum curators, etc.), history reading suggestions, and notable history writing by a range of prominent authors including Edward Gibbon and Edith Hamilton. This page lists the site's pieces by author. For an alphabetized list of all articles, go here. See the About Us page for additional background on the site. Our Search Page is here.

Articles by Bob Frost

"Abraham, Martin and John" (Song)

Prince Albert

Alcoholics Anonymous

"Anthology of American Folk Music"

Ask the Editors

The Assassination of President Kennedy

"The Battle of New Orleans" (Song)

Beaver Trading and Trapping in the Early 1800s

Isaiah Berlin's Hedgehogs and Foxes

Michael J. Briggs - Academic Press Editor (Interview)

Dr. Bronner: Master Soapmaker

Andrew Carnegie

Chinese Cooking in America


The Cold War (A List of the Site's Articles on This Topic)

Rocky Collins - Filmmaker (Interview)

Concept Cars

Thomas Edison

Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

The Enneagram Analyzes History

Fifty Important Battles

Henry Ford

Benjamin Franklin (Book Review)

Alexander Hamilton (Book Review)

Lesley S. Herrmann - Executive Director of the
Gilder Lehrman Institute (Interview)

History Reading Suggestions

Holiday Histories (America's Year-End Holidays)

Geoff Hunt - Artist for the Patrick O'Brian Novels (Interview)

The Indianapolis 500: Ten Great Cars From Its History

Influenza: 1918-19 (With Sidebar on Dr. Johan Hultin)

John Rice Irwin - Founder of the Museum of Appalachia (Interview)

Nancy Isenberg - Historian (Interview)

David M. Johnson - Historian (Interview)

Paul Johnson

Thomas Keneally - Author of "Schindler's List" (Interview)

Robert F. Kennedy

Gerry R. Kohler - Teacher (Interview)

Lloyd Kramer - Historian; Co-Author of
"A History of the Modern World" (Interview)

Leopold II of Belgium

The Attempt to Steal Lincoln's Corpse

Lincoln vs. Douglas in 1858

Lincoln Museum: A New Version of Old Abe

The Sad Journey of Mary Lincoln


Mireya Loza - History Graduate Student (Interview)

Clare Boothe Luce

Malcolm X

Mao Zedong


Military Tanks

Misquotations From History

Michelle Moran - Historical Novelist (Interview)

Samuel F.B. Morse (With Telecommunications Timeline)

Museum of Appalachia

Museum of the Fur Trade - Two Key Executives (Interview)

Gary B. Nash - Historian (Interview)

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Song)

Alfred Nobel

Nell Irvin Painter - Historian (Interview)

"Pancho and Lefty" (Song)

Tom Pocock - Author (Interview)

Pop Songs Immersed in History


"Reilly: Ace of Spies" - A Review

"Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Roads to Moscow" (Song)

John D. Rockefeller

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Albert Schweitzer

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Skydiving (Feature Article Plus History Sidebar)

Songs About the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

Joseph Stalin

"Strange Fruit" (Song)

Telecommunications Timeline

Harry S. Truman

Mark Twain

"Upstairs, Downstairs" - TV Series (Three Interviews)

The Vikings

Visionary Moments From History

Booker T. Washington

Bill Wilson

Langdon Winner's Remark About the Congress of Vienna and a Beatles Album

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (Song)


Articles by Charles Matthews
(Book Reviews Originally Published
in the
San Jose Mercury News)

Britain Ends Its Slave Trade

Lord Byron


John Cooke and King Charles I

Emily Dickinson


H.L. Mencken

Sari Nusseibeh

J. Robert Oppenheimer

John J. Pershing

The Pragmatists: Founders of Modern America

Pancho Villa

Virginia Woolf

W.B. Yeats


Article by J. Brent Norlem

Civil War Battlefields:
Touring the Western Theater of the War


Article by Steven G. Kellman

Henry Roth


Article by Peter Richardson

Carey McWilliams


Book Excerpts From a
Range of Prominent Writers

See Here for an Editor's Note on the
Limitations of This List

The Renaissance by Jacob Burckhardt

The Battle of Chancellorsville by Bruce Catton

The Renaissance by Kenneth Clark

Historians of the Late 19th Century by Henry Steele Commager

Plutarch by Will Durant

Napoleon by Will and Ariel Durant

Pickett's Charge by Shelby Foote

Appomattox by Douglas Southall Freeman

The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

The Ancient Greeks by Edith Hamilton

Spartacus by Arthur Koestler

William of Orange by Thomas Babington Macaulay

Silver for General Washington by Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft

George Washington in His Youth by Samuel Eliot Morison

The Gettysburg Address by Carl Sandburg

Journalism in America in the Late 19th Century by Page Smith

The Battle of Waterloo by Stendhal

The First World War (Prelude to the Fighting) by
Barbara W. Tuchman

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