Category Archives: Authors on the Record

Featuring authors interviewed in our award-winning publication, Prologue.

The National Archives–now in a novel near you!

Brad Meltzer’s new mystery novel—The Inner Circle, the no. 1 bestseller on the most recent New York Times list—is all about the National Archives. “I came to visit and I fell in love. Truly,” Meltzer says in an interview about … Continue reading

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The hours before Dallas

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In November of 1963, to seek support for New Frontier policies and with an eye on the 1964 elections, President John F. Kennedy set out … Continue reading

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The Venus Fixers: The Remarkable Story of the Allied Soldiers Who Saved Italy’s Art During World War II

Ilaria Dagnini Brey is the author of The Venus Fixers, an account of the Monuments Officers, who were assigned by the Allies to preserve and protect the artwork and monuments of Europe from looting and destruction. She is the featured Author … Continue reading

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Bring your big stick to “The Jungle”

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. It was 1906 when Upton Sinclair made the world vegetarian, at least for a little while. Sinclair’s novel riled the United States and its President, … Continue reading

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Swiss you were here!

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. The New York Times called it “engrossing and eminently fascinating.” The Richmond Times Dispatch said “Discovering the Civil War” “isn’t your typical Civil War retrospective.” … Continue reading

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What should I read next?

Boy reading a magazine at the Manzanar Relocation Center (538076) Four times a year in Prologue magazine, we feature an interview with an author who has written a book that draws on the holdings of the National Archives. So, far … Continue reading

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