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David Rubenstein’s skillful questioning of acclaimed writers like Robert A. Caro, Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and many others effectively takes us behind the scenes, enabling a rare insight into the American story and a real sense of how history gets made.

Jeffrey Frank is a former senior editor at The New Yorker.
Fredrik Logevall is the author of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956.
Candice Millard offers an extraordinary account of President Garfield’s career.
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Jeffrey Frank is a former senior editor at The New Yorker.
Fredrik Logevall is the author of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956.
Candice Millard offers an extraordinary account of President Garfield’s career.
Marie Arana is the author of LatinoLand, to be published in 2024.
Jonathan Darman is a former correspondent for Newsweek and the author of several books.
Leslie M. Harris is professor of history and African American studies at Northwestern.
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a professor of medicine at Columbia University.
Craig L. Symonds is professor of history emeritus at the United States Naval Academy.
Richard Haass is the author of The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens.
Beverly Gage is professor of 20th-century American history at Yale University.
Lynne Cheney examines the friendships and rivalries within the “Virginia Dynasty.”
Author and historian Tracy Campbell examines the critical year of 1942.
Stacy Schiff uncovers the truths behind the mythology of the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
George F. Will shares his perspective on the political, social, and cultural trends.
Manisha Sinha discusses the historical significance of America’s evolution.
H.W. Brands examines the divisions that made up the American Revolution before the war.
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen discusses the contested history of the war in Vietnam.
Simon Winchester examines humanity’s conquest to acquire territory and wield its power.
Ian W. Toll discusses the assault the U.S. waged on the Japanese navy.
Ada Ferrer unravels the U.S. and Cuba’s foreign policy and domestic affairs.
Jonathan Alter traces President Jimmy Carter’s journey.
Fredrik Logevall examines President John F. Kennedy from birth into his own rise to power.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals how Ona Judge escaped enslavement from George Washington.
Joseph J. Ellis explores how the nation’s founders established a new republic.
David Reynolds discusses the life and political career of Abraham Lincoln.
Susan Eisenhower discusses the life and legacy of Dwight Eisenhower.
Brett Baier illuminates three essential days in Tehran, Iran during November of 1943.
Jeffrey Rosen looks back on over 30 years of conversation with the late Justice Ruth Bader
Walter Isaacson discusses the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning Jennifer Doudna.
Brenda Child sheds light on how American Indians were impacted by colonial settlers.
Jia Lynn Yang is a deputy national editor at The New York Times.
Journalist John Dickerson delves into the history of presidential campaigns in the US.
Peter Baker and Susan Glasser examine the life and lasting legacy of James A. Baker.
H.W. Brands discusses the early days of the American struggle to end slavery.
Philip Deloria is a Harvard University professor.
Ambassador Rice discusses her time serving on the frontlines of American diplomacy.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a storied filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist.
Lillian Faderman discusses the history of the fight for LGBTQ civil rights beginning.
Bhu Srinivasan explores the intersections of democracy and capitalism throughout history.
Joanne Freeman is a U.S. historian and Professor of History and American Studies at Yale.
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David Rubenstein uncovers the evolution of the American story.