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1.Thomas Edison’s (1847-1931) full name is Thom...

1. The novel, Moby-Dick, for which Herman...

In February of 1815, France’s king, Louis XVIII,...

The year 2020 marks 70 years since the death of George Orwell on ...

1. Winston Churchill’s teachers descr...

1.Vladimir Nabokov’s (1899-1977) family was ...

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life by Nicholas Phillipson is a...

Saul Friedlander is a historian and Distinguished Emeri...

1. Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813-1883), the Germ...

There are few iconic people as legendary in the American lexicon as Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain. As Morris himself states, “The name Mark Twain is as much a trademark, in its way, as Coke or M...

1. Though the future emperor of France was bapti...

1. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1929 film Blackmail i...

We often think of philosophers as esoteric men with beards and ro...

In a key opening passage in Rosemarie Bodenheimer’s illuminating ...