About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. 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 our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

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Esther Riva Solomon and her ham baked in crust—jambon en croute.
The Other French Chef

When I was researching Julia Child recently, I came across an interesting 1962 article about French cooking: “French Food—U.S. Style” by Esther Riva Solomon. It... More

Guadalcanal
A Turning Point in the Solomons

Guadalcanal held nothing but "mud, coconuts, and malaria mosquitoes" and a precious airfield. Here, the U.S. finally regained the offensive in the Pacific War.... More

The U.S. Supreme Court moved to Washington D.C. in 1800.
Judging the Supreme Court

One hundred years ago, a Saturday Evening Post article questioned the privileges and powers we grant the judicial branch of the U.S. government.... More

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