The Substance of Things Hoped For

For a brief time in mid-nineteenth century Oneida, New York, two of the most eccentric and fascinating figures in American history crossed paths when troubled soul and soon-to-be presidential assassin Charles Guiteau threw in his lot with John Humphrey Noyes’s utopian community of “free love” believers.

God’s Liar

The place is Chalfont St. Giles, England. The year is 1665. A young priest is about to discover the mixed blessing of befriending a blind, allegedly traitorous poet by the name of John Milton.