Ernest B. Furgurson is a former Washington and foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun and has written six books of history and biography, including, most recently, Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War.
Ernest B. Furgurson
Unimposing Little Gems
Russell Baker was a columnist’s columnist
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Monday, January 28, 2019
The long tradition of newspaper people doing their jobs in terrible circumstances
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Friday, July 06, 2018
The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln
The hatter Boston Corbett was celebrated as a hero for killing John Wilkes Booth. Fame and fortune did not follow, but madness did.
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Sunday, March 01, 2009
Good Faith, Decent People, and Fateful Misunderstandings
On the occasion of the new PBS documentary on Vietnam, a former war correspondent recalls an American general whose failure helped define the conflict
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The End of History?
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Monday, September 07, 2015
Horace Kephart’s Camping and Woodcraft
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Monday, August 03, 2015
Bops and Dadgums
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Monday, July 28, 2014
LBJ’s Wild Ride
Hanging on for dear life during the 1960 campaign
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ministry of Talent
JFK’s thousand days of crisis
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Friday, December 06, 2013
The Work of Death
How the Civil War changed forever Americans’ relationship with mortality
by Ernest B. Furgurson | Saturday, December 01, 2007
A Speck of Showmanship
Is that Pulix irritans pulling that carriage, or is someone just pulling our leg?