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Gil Troy

Gil Troy is a professor of history at McGill University. His latest book — his tenth — is The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s .

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  • The Man Who Created Yankees’ Murderers’ Row

    by Gil Troy

    Edward Barrow changed the face of modern sports, ushering in megastars like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, while also introducing the playing of the national anthem before games.

  • The Teen Killer Who Radicalized the NRA

    by Gil Troy

    Harlon Carter transformed the NRA from a rifle club into the take-no-prisoners anti-gun-control powerhouse. But he also had a very dark past.

  • The Preacher Whose Statue Was Booted for Reagan

    by Gil Troy

    A decade ago, the anti-slavery preacher Thomas Starr King was removed from the Capitol and replaced by Ronald Reagan. Maybe his statue should be placed in a certain white house.



  • How Nikola Tesla Sparked the Electric Age

    by Gil Troy

    As we swim in invisible waves transmitting energy all around us, and spend our lives with wireless devices catching a hail of transparent messages, we live in Tesla’s world.

  • The Rabbi Who Captured a Town Alone

    by Gil Troy

    Shlomo Goren was the Israeli Army’s first chief rabbi—and in one of Israel’s defining moments gave it the spiritual strength to reverse what looked to be a devastating loss.
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