Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all.
"The Story Behind the Story"
George Washington insisted that his portrait be painted with one. Daniel Boone created a legend with one. Abraham Lincoln shot them on the White House lawn. And Teddy Roosevelt had his specially customized. Now, in this first-of-its-kind audiobook, historian Alexander Rose delivers a colorful, engrossing biography of an American icon: the rifle.
"A Nation of Riflemen"
In the grand tradition of John Keegan's enduring classic The Face of Battle comes a searing, unforgettable chronicle of war through the eyes of the American soldiers who fought in three of our most iconic battles: Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima. This is not a book about how great generals won their battles, nor is it a study in grand strategy. Men of War is instead a riveting, visceral, and astonishingly original look at ordinary soldiers under fire.
The only thing Rachel Hingis hated more than swimming was having to play well with others. Edgar Fern, nerd extraordinaire, couldn't find anyone to play with. Life would have been just fine if they never crossed paths. Instead, they collided. The victims of an accidental experiment deep in the corn fields of Iowa, they and four others - Alex, Celeste, Laura and Susan - were changed, and not necessarily for the better.
Tonight on the program, an update on the truck attack in Nice with Alexander Marquardt of ABC World News and Mark Urban of BBC Newsnight.
Next, Jon Meacham discusses his Time Magazine cover story about Donald Trump.
We conclude with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author of “Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent Over a Decade in Prison For a Murder He Didn’t Commit.”