As a soldier in Vietnam, I already knew what the Pentagon Papers revealed. In the years since, America’s leaders have repeated the same mistakes.
Jeff Shesol’s “Mercury Rising” explores the careers of John Kennedy and John Glenn as a way to cut through the rhetoric of space exploration.
A year of teamwork could help bridge our social divides.
Ms. Smith, who died last June, was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy. She moved into the apartment at 4 Sutton Place after serving as ambassador to Ireland.
The auction feeds a thriving market for private collectors. Among the items: photographs, a lottery ticket signed by Washington, a Kennedy sweater, and a check from Donald J. Trump.
Readers reflect on what Catholicism means to the president, and to society.
To celebrate the Book Review’s 125th anniversary, we’re dipping into the archives to revisit our most thrilling, memorable and thought-provoking coverage.
Stephen and Paul Kendrick’s “Nine Days” recounts a brief episode of the civil rights movement that had a surprisingly lasting impact.
The long tradition of presidential pets is set to resume this January with two German shepherds belonging to President-elect Joe Biden. Their predecessors weren’t always cats and dogs.
The Commission on Presidential Debates said the second presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, would be virtual, because of virus concerns. Trump called the plan “ridiculous” in a Fox Business interview.
With John F. Kennedy in 1960, Catholic America achieved a long-sought victory. But what did we win?
Fredrik Logevall’s “JFK” brings the young Jack Kennedy to life with telling detail and knowing insights.
A boat believed to be the PT-59, a Navy vessel Kennedy commanded after the PT-109 was sunk, has been mired in the muck off Manhattan for decades.
From Tammany Hall to ‘Build the Wall,’ the long journey of Irish-American politics.