Robert Kingston Scott

Distinguished Civil War general turned coldblooded killer

Robert Kingston Scott “As unique a mixture of hero and rogue as ever wore a United States uniform.” Read More


Mona Lisa

The woman everyone recognizes but no one knows.

Mona Lisa In “Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered,” journalist Dianne Hales introduces the reader to the most recognized artistic subject in history. Read More


The Boston Raphael

The Boston Raphael

A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change, and a Daughter’s Search for the Truth.

“Failure is not a part of the story, it is the story.” —Belinda Rathbone Read More



Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928.

“Stalin's story from birth to 1928, when he inflicted the momentous First Five Year Plan and forced collectivization on the Soviet Union.” Read More

This Day in Failure

March 6th

2004: During a 97-66 loss to the Detroit Pistons, the Denver Nuggets fail to have a single player score in double figures. It is the first time since the advent of the shot clock in 1954-55 that no member of an NBA team scores at least 10 points.

1987: The British car ferry Herald of Free Enterprise departs from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge with its bow doors...

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She believes that bravery lives in every heart, and her expectation is that it will be summoned. Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.

- Sen. Joe Biden, referring to his mother during his speech accepting the 2008 Democratic vice presidential nomination