History, past and living

LegacyIntriguing people and events from times past and present. In “The Immortal Irishman,” Timothy Egan recounts the life of Thomas Meagher, an Irish revolutionary who fled to the states and led NY’s Irish Brigade in our Civil War. In Imbeciles, Adam Cohen reviews the Supreme Courts’s decision that upheld the sterilization of Carrie Buck and, through it, the controversial legacy of the eugenics movement. In  “Rightful Heritage”, Douglas Brinkley’s study of the FDR’s land and forestry programs reminds us that Teddy was not the only Roosevelt who was an environmentalist. In “Hard Choices”, Hillary Clinton reviews her term as Secretary of State.”Never Enough” by Michael D’Antonio reviews the often tempestuous life of Donald Trump.

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