Although World War II began in Europe in September, 1939, it was followed by the approximately six month period of what was called the Phony War: Universal national mobilization, decisions on strat
Philip Trager’s photographic record of New York in the 1970s is his depiction of a city marked by solitude.
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Although the story of the contributions of African Americans during the Civil War has been garnering much more attention over the past 25 years, mainly through the film Glory and its depic
The majority of humankind has long since stopped depending on hunting for subsistence, but we are still strangely fascinated by wild animals, the larger the better.
“I’d intended to provoke; what I got instead was sixty reviews in a vacuum.” Jonathan Franzen said this after penning a little-known manifesto, before he published The Corrections, spurned
There are times when a psychotherapist makes a huge difference in a client’s life and there are times when, despite best efforts, lives are lost.
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Virtually everyone should be aware of the accomplishments of the United States Marine Corps in World War II.
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One of the titans of 20th century American literature, Ernest Hemingway was larger than life and an adventurer of the first rank. He was also imperfect, flawed and, therefore, human.
Reading the musings of a Supreme Court Justice throughout her life would typically generate excitement only among legal scholars or law students.
Susan Quinn’s new book addresses a facet of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life that has been hinted at but never fully developed.
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“an extraordinary and thought provoking view on the playwright’s life and works.”
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This publication is a compendium of skirmishes, engagements, battles, and campaigns fought by “Americans” from practically day one on this continent to the present.
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Rosa Brooks is a law professor at Georgetown who spent two years working at a senior level in the Pentagon.
“narrative history at its literary best.”
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