Focusing on the years preceding the U.S. stock market crash of 1929, experts explore how a near-decade of wild opulence and unbounded optimism culminated in Black Tuesday and the devastation that was left in its wake.
Debora Spar, the president of one of the most esteemed all-women schools in the nation, examines the difficult choices and enduring challenges that continue to confront women today.
Three Civil War historians explore what Union and Confederate commanders East and West, land and sea did after Gettysburg —and what they should have done.
Focusing on President Obama’s unforeseen foreign policy challenges, David E. Sanger, in conversation with Richard N. Haass, highlights key issues for present and future U.S. foreign policy makers.
Experts examine the trials and tribulations of John F. Kennedy’s 34 months as president—both domestic and international—and explore why the specter of the 35th President remains ever-present in the American consciousness.
Author John Strausbaugh explores the colorful, rowdy, and at times tragic story of the bohemian enclave known as Greenwich Village.
Leon Botstein, Principal Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Haskell, Curator at the Whitney Museum, and Dale Marsha Gregory, Vice President for Public Programs at N-YHS discuss the cultural context of the 1913 Armory Show and the debut of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring in Paris.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates delivers a behind-the-scenes account of his service under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama while the nation was embroiled in two difficult wars.
Three Civil War historians discuss the operations that made up one of the most remarkable military campaigns of the American Civil War: Maj. Gen. Grant’s 47-day siege of Vicksburg.
Allen C. Guelzo depicts the momentous battle of Gettysburg with both terror and reverence, relating the true grittiness behind the lines, the daily lives of horrified civilians, and the role of politics in military tactics.