• Ron Chernow’s latest historical subject: Ulysses Grant

    NEW YORK (AP) — As he began work on what became a thousand-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow knew he was joining a very old argument. The historian whose Alexander Hamilton biography was the basis for the Broadway musical “Hamilton” is now hoping to raise the reputation of a long-disparaged president.

  • Isaacson’s new book celebrates genius of Leonardo da Vinci

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.