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The business of America.

For more than ten years, John Steele Gordon has written the widely read The Business of America" column in American Heritage magazine. Marked by a…

Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield.

In this book Kenneth Ackerman re-creates an American political landscape where fierce battles for power unfolded against a chivalrous code of honor in…

Charles Fecher.


Charles Fecher in the Mencken room at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. A portrait of journalist H.L. Mencken hangs on the wall behind him.

Brian Lamb at R.R. Donnelly plant.


Brian Lamb visits the R.R. Donnelly plant in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where the first Booknotes book was printed.