Peter Carlson is a former reporter for the Washington Post and the author of two books on American history, K Blows Top and Roughneck. He is now writing a book on the adventures of two reporters who covered the Civil War until they were captured by the Confederates, imprisoned, and then made a dramatic escape.
Posts by Peter Carlson
Editor's note: in honor of Thomas Jefferson's 271st birthday on April 13, TheHumanist.com looks back at two articles from the March/April 2012 issue of... Read More
Thomas Jefferson was seventy-seven years old in 1820, when he sliced up Bibles in four languages and pasted the passages he liked onto both... Read More