Historians assess both the high cost of war and the debatable cost of peace by looking at Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox.
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Award-winning historian Margaret MacMillan provides a thoughtful retrospective on how the actions of numerous nations and leaders as well as ideas and values contributed to the outbreak of the First World War.
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg discusses Woodrow Wilson, the compelling and enigmatic icon.
Celebrated activist Cornel West provides a vivid portrait of visionary 19th- and 20th-century African-American leaders and explores their lasting legacies in the age of Obama.