David Kurlander works as Special Assistant to Preet Bharara. He graduated from Harvard College in 2017 with a degree in History & Literature. He is an avid amateur archival historian of American political history and is excited to share some of his findings.
‘A Model Southern Sheriff’: Z.T. Mathews and the 1962 Fight for Voting Rights in Terrell County
‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Din-Din’: Morris the Cat’s Presidential Aspirations
‘A Remarkable, Epoch-Making Book’: Marilyn Ferguson’s The Aquarian Conspiracy and the New Age Era
‘The Halo Gets Mighty Hot Sometimes’: Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson’s Quest for Equality
‘In the Gothic Spirit’: Architect Ralph Adams Cram’s Quest to Terminate the American Constitution
‘A Hungry Kid in a Candy Store’: Lowell Birrell’s Flight and the Allure of the American Con Man
‘The Person in Charge’: Nancy Pelosi and the 1984 Democratic National Convention
‘Tea Chest Tempest’: The Boston Tea Party, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Search for Historical Authenticity
‘Finally, One of Our Guys is Driving the Car’: Bill Clinton, the Youth Vote, and MTV
‘More Volatile Than the Public’: Polling Pyrotechnics in the 1982 Connecticut Senate Race
‘A Design for Fascism’: President Reagan’s Attempts to Parse the Politics of the New Deal
Backstage, Now & Then, 11/2
‘Positive Mental Attitude’: W. Clement Stone’s Fundraising Passion for Richard Nixon and the GOP
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