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Fernando Tejerina edits this first single-volume survey of the evolution and current state of institutions of higher learning.
Writer Kevin Desinger found a great setup for his debut novel: A good citizen and wine steward, Jim Sandusky, is home one evening with his wife in a fine, quiet neighborhood when their peace is dis
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The Islamic Golden Age is traditionally dated from the middle of the 8th century to the Mongol invasion in the middle of the 13th century.
Here, at the beginning of the 21st century, Noah Webster is an often overlooked fixture of American culture to a modern audience.
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Liberty. One word—an idea, really.
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Picture a league full of pro players, several from the United States and the rest from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and the Ukraine—all playing on a base