About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives. He is a specialist in American history, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes weekly features for the website. Contact Jeff at [email protected]

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Lindbergh and the Troubles of an American Ideal

America was tired of manufactured heroes — movie stars; politicians, bootleggers; flagpole sitters — and then came Lindbergh, the real thing: modest, courageous, ingeneous, and quietly self-confident. More

The Royal Role of Grace Kelly

If she hadn't won an Academy Award and married the Prince of Monaco, would the media still be writing about Grace Kelly after all these More

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