Ernest B. Furgurson

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.

Unimposing Little Gems

Russell Baker was a columnist’s columnist

by Ernest B. Furgurson | Monday, January 28, 2019

Hell, Yes

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

Perfecting solitude

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?

by Ernest B. Furgurson | Friday, June 03, 2011