Our cover photo comes to us from Vladimir Gitin, who teaches Russian at Harvard University. More of his photos can be viewed here and here. He lives in Boston and St. Petersburg.
Veteran popularizer Peter Ackroyd gives his readers a rattling good yarn of kings, decapitations, interregnums, frivolities, and depositions
The boyish hero of the American Revolution who became a more problematic and complicated figure in the political upheavals of his native France, the celebrated Marquis de Lafayette gets a sparkling new biography