From the Desk of Mark Stein: George Francis Train, the 1872 version of Trump

Mark Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is the author of several books, including Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (Potomac Books, 2017); How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times best seller and the basis for … Continue reading From the Desk of Mark Stein: George Francis Train, the 1872 version of Trump

A Splendid Prison: Greenbrier Hotel Book Event highlights its History

Potomac Books author Harvey Solomon will be reading from and signing his new book Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America during World War II this Saturday, February 15, at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Greenbrier … Continue reading A Splendid Prison: Greenbrier Hotel Book Event highlights its History

What to Read During Black History Month

UNP is celebrating Black History Month with—what else—books! Here is a list of titles that commemorate important figures and scholarship in African American History. In Living the California Dream Alison Rose Jefferson examines how African Americans pioneered America’s “frontier of leisure” by … Continue reading What to Read During Black History Month

From the Desk of Harvey Solomon: File Under “Coincidence”

Harvey Solomon is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. He has written articles for dozens of publications, including the Boston Herald, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and Variety. He is the author of three nonfiction books, most recently Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic … Continue reading From the Desk of Harvey Solomon: File Under “Coincidence”