1.) The President's Speech by C. Edwin Vilade
When an American president speaks, people listen. So his speeches are carefully written. Here's a look at 25 presidential addresses, not for their policy-making, but for their craftsmanship. The earliest presidents often wrote for themselves. But that changed quite quickly, and now of course a president has a herd of writers. What's most interesting is seeing how a speech changes from first draft to final delivery, and to see a president's handwritten changes added to the manuscript.
2.) The Great Charles Dickens Scandal By Michael Slater
Dickens is a revered author. His novels placed great value on family and home life. But it seems he may have been cheating on his wife of 20 years, with a teenager. There's a lot of evidence that he was, but not what you'd call conclusive proof. All the facts are here, plus the added intrigue of how his descendants tried to cover-up what went on, and how journalists have been digging into the story for more than a hundred years.