His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.
In “Author in Chief,” Craig Fehrman examines the books that American presidents have written before and after they were in office.
His books helped restore the reputations of Grant and Eisenhower and return John Marshall to the forefront of the American story.
He painted celebrities and politicians, including several presidents, and has dozens of works in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868.
Andrew Johnson ascended to the presidency after Lincoln’s assassination. Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” recounts the efforts to remove him from office.
The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago won’t include a research library and archive. To some historians, that’s a problem.
Three books about presidential speeches and speechwriters.
Three reporters and The Times’s politics editor shed light on moments that revealed deeper truths about politics this year.