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Susan Dunn

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at ­Williams, is the author of 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election Amid the Storm. Her latest book is A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days that Mobilized America.
 (November 2018)

Wendell Willkie campaigning in his hometown of Elwood, Indiana, August 1940

A Very Winning Loser

The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order

by David Levering Lewis

November 8, 2018 issue

John James Barralet: Apotheosis of Washington, showing Lady Liberty and an Indian figure mourning as George Washington ascends to heaven, circa 1802

‘Our Father, the President’

The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

by Colin G. Calloway

April 5, 2018 issue

Eleanor Roosevelt at the temporary headquarters of the United Nations, Lake Success, New York, 1946

Eleanor in War and Love

Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 3: The War Years and After, 1939–1962

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

by Susan Quinn

December 8, 2016 issue

Benedict Arnold (right) and other American officers at the Battle of Valcour Island, Lake Champlain, October 1776; detail of a drawing by Charles Randle, from Nathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition

The Revolution: Treason and Rescue

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789

by Joseph J. Ellis

August 18, 2016 issue

A scene from Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela, in which Mr. B. comes upon Pamela writing; painting by Joseph Highmore, 1744. Benjamin Franklin printed an edition of Pamela in 1742, and Jill Lepore writes that it is likely he gave a copy to his sister Jane.

The Other Franklin

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

by Jill Lepore

October 24, 2013 issue

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