Garry Wills

Garry Wills is professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University, and the author of Lincoln at Gettysburg and, most recently, Verdi's Shakespeare.

Women’s Burden

We like to think the painful sacrifices our mothers made are in the past. But are they?

by Garry Wills | Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Remembering Bob Silvers

The legendary New York Review of Books editor knew everybody, had read everything, and oversaw every stage of what he published

by Garry Wills | Monday, June 05, 2017

What Jesus Did

Forget about Christ as secular sage, historical figure, or even as Christian

by Garry Wills | Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A Chesterton With No Flab

A new anthology often obscures the writer’s best work

by Garry Wills | Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Man in It

Lincoln’s Lieutenants

by Garry Wills | Thursday, December 01, 2005

Rome’s Gossip Columnist

When the first-century poet Martial turned his stylus on you, you got the point

by Garry Wills | Saturday, March 01, 2008