US history

St. John's Lodge #1 A.Y.M.

A more than 200-year old piece of history is on display today at the LBJ Presidential Library . George Washington’s presidential Bible, which was famously used in his inauguration on April 30, 1789, will be on display for one day only. Washington placed his hand on this Bible when he took the very first presidential oath of office in the very young United States of America. The book is on loan from the St. John's Lodge No. 1, Ancient York Masons, Free & Accepted Masons . The Lodge, which...

Putnam Books

One hundred years ago, a president took office who would set the course of the American century, end an era of isolationism, set the stage for the New Deal and eventually become one of the most controversial and fundamentally misunderstood figures ever to lead the nation.

A new biography corrects a lot of misconceptions about the 28th president, but perhaps more importantly humanizes and brings to life an important figure in the American narrative.

Pulitzer Prize...