James McParland

A statue of former Idaho Governor, Frank Steunenberg faces the Idaho Capital in Boise. Harry Orchard assassinated Governor Stuenenberg in 1905 in retaliation for the Governor's role in surpressing the violent 1899 miners' strike in Couer D'Alene, Idaho.
Great history books generally fall into one of two categories. The first category is a streamlined and essentialized rocket trip straight through a subject to the heart of the matter. The second category branches out from the subject at hand to touch on the context, consider the background, describe the […]

Big Trouble: The Steunenberg Assassination