Barbara Bush

A lesson learned in Barbara Bush's bathing suit

After Mrs. Bush's passing, her husband's former speechwriter remembers her big heart

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush, American matriarch

As first lady, she straddled the traditional and modern models of the president's wife 

Iwo Jima

How America goes to war

The Miller Center's National War Powers Commission addressed a fundamental problem that's back in the news


Teen activists

Brian Balogh and the BackStory team discuss the history of youth politics and protest

Dwight Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower

Resources to accompany Will Hitchcock's original and penetrating new book about President Dwight D. Eisenhower


Critical insights for the nation's governance

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges