The Impeachers review: Andrew Johnson and the men who nearly trumped him

Brenda Wineapple has written a book entirely right for its moment, a history of the perils and politics of impeachment Brenda Wineapples new book was surely timed for this moment. Working with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2016 and 2017, her research predated the Mueller investigation. But in some quarters, the tantalising thought of a third impeachment of a president was already in the air. Her book, therefore, is not merely the story of a trial (and likely associated corruption), engrossing though that is. It is also the story of how a nation torn by civil war and grieving the memory of Abraham Lincoln took a very different turn during the presidency …

Naomi Wolf faces new questions as US publisher postpones latest book

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had said it would stand by Outrages after row in UK over its historical accuracy, but has now recalled copies from stores Naomi Wolfs US publisher has postponed the release of her new book and is recalling copies from booksellers, saying that new questions have arisen over the books content. Outrages, which argues that the Obscene Publications Act of 1857 led to a turn against consensual sex between men and an increase in executions for sodomy, was published in the UK on 20 May. told the New York Times on Thursday that the book will be delayed. As we have been working with Naomi Wolf to make corrections to Outrages, new questions have arisen that require more …