From “lovelorn, insecure young man” to resolute commander—the private side of Ulysses S. Grant
Ambrose Bierce, “Moxon’s Master”
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom recasts the life of one of our major literary figures
Kate Wilhelm, “Baby, You Were Great”
Ashby Williams, “I Am Not Dead”
Leonard S. Marcus on Madeleine L’Engle, the “fearless experimenter” of children’s literature
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Benediction”
George Strock and Life magazine, “Three Americans”
LOA greets friends old and new in return appearance at Brooklyn Book Festival
Mary Antin, “My Country”
The first rule of Fight Club: Violence in Congress and the road to civil war
“Monsters lurk everywhere”: Sarah Weinman uncovers the real-life crime behind Nabokov’s Lolita
Lisa Yaszek: We get the history of women in science fiction “thoroughly wrong”
Intern guest post: The “irrepressible cry” in a novel of social critique
Ulysses S. Grant, “Letters from Matamoros”
Intern guest post: An author who wrote all about, and for, flawed women
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