Each year, the United States legally resettles tens of thousands of refugees who have fled their homelands.
Jeff Corey (1914–2002) made a name for himself in the 1940s as a character actor in films like Superman and the Mole Men (1951), Joan of Arc (1948), and The Killers (1946). Everything changed in 1951, when he was summoned before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
On November 25, 1950, during one of the toughest battles of the Korean War, the US Eighth Army Ranger Company seized and held the strategically important Hill 205 overlooking the Chongchon River.
He sang and danced in the rain, proclaimed New York to be a wonderful town, and convinced a group of Parisian children that they had rhythm.
Burgoo, barbecue, and bourbon have long been acknowledged as a trinity of good taste in Kentucky.
On January 14, 1806, Sidney Hanson was raped by John Deskins on a rough gravel path in the woods in Tazewell County, Virginia.
In Integrated, James W. Miller explores an often ignored aspect of America’s struggle for racial equality.
Mammoth Cave Curiosities: A Guide to Rockphobia, Dating, Saber-toothed Cats, and Other Subterranean Marvels
Sir Elton John, blind fish, the original Twinkie, President Ronald Reagan’s Secret Service detail, and mummies don’t usually come up in the same conversation—unless you’re at Mammoth Cave National Park!
For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific—or as paradoxical—as Woody Allen.
Before the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944, their aerial reconnaissance discovered signs of German defenses on the Îles St. Marcouf.
Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail, the debate over airpower’s role in military operations has only intensified.
Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan sought “peace through strength” during an era of historic change.
Like wine lovers who dream of traveling to Bordeaux or beer enthusiasts with visions of the breweries of Belgium, bourbon lovers plan their pilgrimages to Kentucky’s bourbon country.
Once the capital of the Confederacy and the industrial hub of slave-based tobacco production, Richmond, Virginia has been largely overlooked in the context of twentieth century urban and political history.
A honeycomb long vacated by honeybees still possesses an “echo of the swarm, / a lingering song.
A suicidal father looks to an older neighbor—and the Cookie Monster—for salvation and sanctuary as his life begins to unravel.
Everyone thought Stoner’s Boy was dead.
Mr. Stoner is bad, and it seems his son is turning out just the same.
Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence
In light of concerns about food and human health, fraying social ties, economic uncertainty, and rampant consumerism, some people are foregoing a hurried, distracted existence and embracing a mindful way of living.
The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course
An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was—if nothing else—an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing.
Surrounded by potential adversaries, nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany faced the formidable prospect of multifront wars and wars of attrition.
Among silent film comedians, three names stand out—Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd—but Harry Langdon indisputably deserves to sit among them as the fourth “king.” In films such as The Strong Man (1926) and Long Pants (1927), Langdon parlayed his pantomime talents, expressive eyes, and childlike innocence into silent-era stardom.
Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon whiskey is produced in Kentucky, and the drink is as distinctive to the state as Thoroughbred horses and Bluegrass music.
From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street comes an astonishing new novel.
The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement—unprecedented in human history.