Category: Biography

Writing a Life

Writing a Life

Chitralekha Zutshi— For historians, writing biographies can be challenging. We are trained to think in terms of broader social and political processes, not individual lives. But while writing the life… READ MORE

The American Revolution, Today

The American Revolution, Today

Richard Brookhiser— History leans heavily on words—and that’s fine, says every publishing house. But there are other media that tell the story. The civil rights movement and America’s wars from… READ MORE

Earth Month Reading List 2024

Earth Month Reading List 2024

First observed on April 22nd, 1970, Earth Day mobilizes support for environmental protection across the globe. Earth Month emerged in 1990, reconizing the global impact of Earth Day. Celebrate Earth… READ MORE

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In 1980, the National Women’s History Project successfully gained national recognition for Women’s History Week, issued by President Jimmy Carter. Women’s History Month, later established by Congress in 1987, commemorates… READ MORE

Who Was Marcus Aurelius?

Who Was Marcus Aurelius?

Marcus Aurelius: The Stoic Emperor brings Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE) to life for a new generation of readers. Founding member of the organization Modern Stoicism Donald Robertson answers your questions… READ MORE

Honoring Black Histories and Experiences

Honoring Black Histories and Experiences

Black History Month, or African-American History Month, was proposed in February of 1969 by students at Kent State University. Later to be federally recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976,… READ MORE

Ep. 130 — Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

Ep. 130 — Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

In this episode of the Yale University Press podcast, we talk with Philip Freeman about Julian: Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor. Julian: Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor is part of the Ancient Lives Series,… READ MORE

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