Book Club: Civil War of 1812 by Alan Taylor

An Overgrown Thicket: Roland Ennos’s The Age of Wood

The Orange Fool: A(n Entirely Apolitical) Presidential Dessert

Dark History Just Got Darker: Starz’ Outlander

A Tale of Two Empires: Stephen R. Platt’s Imperial Twilight

Meaningfully Discomforting: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Of Assassins and Aliens, or, The Mundane Present

Comprehensive Yet Digestible: Jill Lepore’s These Truths

Well, Yeah: Jeffrey A. Auerbach‘s Imperial Boredom