By Bryce Bauer 8 min read
George Armstrong Custer was a lot of things: a West Point delinquent, a precocious Civil War genius, a strident temperance advocate and reluctant promulgator of civil rights, a strikingly empathic ma
By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
The fact that Edith Wharton is still written about in a smug, dismissive tone proves how far ahead of her time she was.
By Kelsey Osgood 3 min read
In The Scarlet Sisters, Myra MacPherson talks about the sexy sophistication of two boundary-pushing ladies in the Gilded Age: Victoria Claflin Woodhull and Tennessee “Tennie” Claflin.