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An Exaggerated American: The Lost, Outmoded Life of General Custer

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


What’s Worth Remembering From Edith Wharton’s Life and Career

The fact that Edith Wharton is still written about in a smug, dismissive tone proves how far ahead of her time she was.


A Short Quiz on the Scandalously Progressive ‘Scarlet Sisters’

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.