Bromances of History tells the stories of genuine friends who changed the world. Through the lives of statesmen, scientists, military leaders, and titans of business we examine that vital element of the good life: friendship.Read More
One was expected to be President and the other became so. Rivals in the 1860 Republican Convention, these two men would forge a true friendship that sustained them both through the darkest hour of the American Republic. William H. Seward was experienced, educated, and well connected. A former Governor turned Senator of New York he made a stark contrast to the former one term Congressman and prairie lawyer from Illinois.Read More
As southern states seceded and the storm of the Civil War loomed over the country Seward was named Secretary of State. Though adversaries at first their story illustrates Lincoln’s word’s “Do I not destroy my enemy when I make him my friend?”Read More
A gathering storm is about to break on a divided country as two Presidents race towards different capitals. In this episode: Independence, in the dead of night, Mystic Cords, two forts, and the thunder and the lightening.