Tom Palaima

  • Death of a Robber Baron

    H.W. Brands’ The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield is the first book in Anchor Books’ American Portraits Series, which […] Full Story

  • The Daily Fight

    Lost Books of Texas Most of us never hold high political office. Neither did Jane McCallum until, as she was approaching 50, she served […] Full Story

  • War Without End

    If President Lyndon B. Johnson hadn’t had firsthand experience with poverty and racism in Texas, he might never have come around to civil rights, […] Full Story

  • The Golden Football

    In 1928, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine published an article by John R. Tunis critical of college football. At the time, Tunis was widely regarded […] Full Story

  • Hard Labor

    In Catching Out: The Secret World of Day Laborers, Dick J. Reavis describes what life is like in a world most of us never […] Full Story