Imagine it: the end of an era. The last person able to testify to all that transpired, to all that befell us, the last person...

On June 4, 1989, parliamentary elections in Poland gave Solidarity 99 out of the 100 seats they were allowed to contest. For those who still...

Joseph Roth: A Life in LettersTranslated and edited byMichael HofmannNorton, 549 pages It’s been a fatiguing haul for the least known of the three literary Roths....

Although the superstar architect Frank Gehry was selected three years ago to design the memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington D.C., his quirky schema...

To the Editor: I was delighted to read “Liking Ike” by Andrew Roberts [January]. It is not often that one reads or hears anything except praise for...

To the Editor: Kevin J. Madigan puts forth the charge that the Vatican under Pope Pius XII helped Nazis escape justice in Europe [“How the Catholic...

Margaret Sanger:A Life of Passion By Jean H. Baker Hill & Wang, 368 pages Recently, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer asked Republican presidential candidate Herman...

We live in a Roman world. The Western Roman Empire disappeared 1,500 years ago, and the last remnant of the Eastern Empire winked out 40...

Eisenhower in War and PeaceBy Jean Edward SmithRandom House,976 pages After Dwight David Eisenhower’s death on March 28, 1969, his grandson David asked his widow, Mamie,...

To the Editor: I am writing as someone who has devoted much of his career to remembrance of the Holocaust and justice for its victims, to...

An 18th-century fortress town an hour north of Prague, Terezín provided the Nazis with a convenient transit center and the venue for a sham “model”...

One hundred fifty years ago, on April 12, 1861, Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter, the Union garrison just off the coast of Charleston,...