By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
What do Fred Astaire, the hamburger, Gypsy Rose Lee and the Liberty Bell have in common? According to Yale University Press, they're all American icons and, as such, the focal points for a series of short books "about American history and culture through the lens of a single iconic individual, event, object, or cultural phenomenon."