Category: Writing Life

  • History Written by the Victors…

    History Written by the Victors…

    By Julia Flynn Siler For a sobering instance of history being written by the victors, consider the death of Jane Lathrop Stanford. As co-founder and primary benefactor of Stanford University, Jane died of strychnine poisoning in 1905 in Waikiki. For nearly a century, the fact of her murder was successfully covered up. The key figure…