Muir struggled for decades to create and protect Yosemite National Park, and helped launch the American environmental movement.
As a young man, Theodore Roosevelt struggled through a brutal winter on a cattle ranch in the Dakota Territory. The adventure launched a love affair with the western U.S.
One of the defining images of World War II continues to be trailed by controversy.
The president worried that his grandson had “an unconquerable indolence of temper, and a dereliction, in fact, to all study.”
The founding editor of American Heritage was the preeminent Civil War historian of the last century, and taught generations of writers how to write narrative history.