Republicans deify him. The Tea Party tries to remake him in its own image. But as H.W. Brands reminds us in his new biography, Reagan: The Life
(Doubleday, 816 pages, $35), not even Ronald Reagan
Every clue to the final resting place of the lost city of
Atlantis comes from a single, ancient source: the Greek philosopher
Plato. And even he heard the story eighth-hand, passed down from a
He spoke no English, sired no legitimate
heir, and spent only six months of his 10-year reign on English soil,
just long enough to levy taxes to pay for his military adventures in
France and the
Love means never having to say you shot the president.
As the 50th anniversary of the John F.
Kennedy assassination nears, in 2013, two out of three Americans still
believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in murdering the president.
From what sounds like static, astronomers can discern an image of the entire universe.
Explaining how they
pull off this trick is the job of writers like Caleb Scharf, director of
In 1962, 20th Century Fox made a movie that almost bankrupted the studio and changed Hollywood forever.
The epic Cleopatra
was shot on location in Italy and Egypt at a cost of more than $40
Fed up as aides debated whether he should mention civil
rights in his first speech to Congress after the assassination of John
F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson once asked, “What the hell’s the presi