New TV program features interviews with Chernow, Goodwin
NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Walter Isaacson will be among the guests on a new television interview program, presented by the New-York Historical Society.
The society announced Thursday that "New-York Historical Society Presents" premieres Sunday on WNET, a public television station in the New York area. Hosts include philanthropist David M. Rubenstein and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.
Will he go? Trump dangles he might attend 2019 press dinner
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump said he may attend next year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner now that organizers have scrapped the usual format featuring a comedian. But he may not be thrilled with the replacement.
Trump says he might attend White House Correspondents Dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he might attend next year's White House Correspondents Dinner now that the event is no longer featuring a comedian.
Trump tweeted Tuesday night: "So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents' Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian. Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition! Maybe I will go?"
Ron Chernow to speak at White House correspondents’ dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer following the pushback over comedian Michelle Wolf's sharply anti-Trump performance last time.
Actor Stephen Lang to receive history award from NY group
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Stephen Lang, whose dozens of film roles include the villain in James Cameron's "Avatar," will receive an award from a New York historic preservation group.
The 66-year-old New York native will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust Thursday night at the State Education Building in downtown Albany.
During the event, Lang will discuss history with Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer.
Books on famine, factories vie for $75,000 history prize
LONDON (AP) — A story of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the world are among finalists for a $75,000 history book prize.
Eight books competing for the Cundill History Prize include Anne Applebaum's "Red Famine," Caroline Fraser's "Prairie Fires" and Joshua B. Freeman's "Behemoth."
"Hamilton" was definitely "The Story of Tonight" at Monday evening's announcement of the 2018-19 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series.
Le Guin, Chernow among nominees for PEN literary awards
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ursula K. Le Guin is among the finalists for a PEN America literary award.
Le Guin, who died earlier this week at age 88, is a nominee for the best book of essays. She was cited for her collection "No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters." Others up for awards include Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kevin Young for the best book of 2017 and Ron Chernow, author of "Grant," for biography.
I’m surprised I’ve made it this long without a reference to the hit Broadway show, “Hamilton: An American Musical,” showing up in my column. If you have not listened to the soundtrack about 1,000 times, you clearly need a smart teenager in your life. I think I can recite it in my sleep, though the lyrics are so fast-paced I get many of them wrong. My kid will attest to that.
Songs by Jay-Z, Harry Styles among Obama’s favorites of 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z, Harry Styles, Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Barack Obama's favorite songs of the year.
By Michael Goldman
It's time to once again help you purchase the right new book for the readers in your life.
I perform this task each year by presenting a list of my "best reads" from amongst the many books I have read this year.
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Today, we Americans seem to relish political incivility, accept violence as normal, fear immigrants, consider bipartisan cooperation immoral and worship guns. Only briefly do we stay aghast at mass shootings of 6-year-olds, concert attendees and churchgoers. Our wealthy national leaders lack understanding and connections with poor people.
WASHINGTON — Evidence of national discernment can now be found high on The New York Times print and e-book best seller list. There sits Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses Simpson Grant, which no reader will wish were shorter than its 1,074 pages. Arriving at a moment when excitable individuals and...
GEORGE WILL: Chernow’s ‘Grant’ offers measured judgments about the past
WASHINGTON -- Evidence of national discernment, although never abundant, can now be found high on the New York Times combined print and e-book best seller list. There sits Ron Chernow's biography of Ulysses Simpson Grant, which no reader will wish were shorter than its 1,074 pages. Arriving at a moment when excitable individuals and hysterical mobs are demonstrating crudeness in assessing historical figures, Chernow's book is a tutorial on measured, mature judgment.
Ron Chernow’s book shows there’s much more to Ulysses S. Grant than meets the eye
Ulysses S. Grant is acknowledged as one of the greatest U.S. generals for guiding the Union Army to victory over Confederate forces during the Civil War. His subsequent two-term presidency is often remembered for scandals perpetrated by members of his administration. And his reputation for heavy drinking was earned, not a fabrication by his enemies.
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