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 6, 2018

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 7, 2015

Horace Kephart’s Camping and Woodcraft

Perfecting solitude

By Ernest B. Furgurson | Monday August 3, 2015

Bops and Dadgums

By Ernest B. Furgurson | Monday July 28, 2014

Ministry of Talent

JFK’s thousand days of crisis

By Ernest B. Furgurson | Friday December 6, 2013

LBJ’s Wild Ride

Hanging on for dear life during the 1960 campaign

By Ernest B. Furgurson | Thursday August 25, 2011

A Speck of Showmanship

Is that Pulix irritans pulling that carriage, or is someone just pulling our leg?

By Ernest B. Furgurson | Friday June 3, 2011

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 1, 2009


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