How Pope John Paul II's instillation caused excitement in America.
A recollection the work of Pierre Charles L'Enfant in shaping Washington DC.
The presidential inaugurations from George Washington (1789) to Bill Clinton (1997).
An overview of the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.
How an engraving by Paul Revere exaggerated the 1770 riot at Boston's Customs House.
Santa Claus or Father Christmas? The origin of the Patron saint of Christmas is explored.
A tribute to Mr Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former leader of the UN General Assembly.
Madeleine Albright as US Secretary of State, and the cost of Gulf War Syndrome.
Cults of California, tolerance in San Francisco, and the permissive parenting backlash.
From California, Alistair Cooke examines the un-politicised institution of Thanksgiving.
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