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The Quotable American Civil War
Jul.24.2008
The American Civil War is a cornerstone event of American history. The war forged the United States into a nation free of slavery, with the ideal that "all men are created equal." The events of 1861 to 1865 immortalized some of the nation's greatest heroes, transformed the lives of...
The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told
Jul.24.2008
Since the United States Army’s inception by an act of Congress on June 14, 1775, its remarkable service members have engaged in almost every one of the most important turning points in our nation’s history. In The Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told, editor Iain Martin gathers the amazing...
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Jul.17.2008
Why are the Elgin Marbles in London, and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great...
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Jul.09.2008
Screenwriter and novelist Dalessandro (Bohemian Heart) pens an imaginative and dense interplay between fact and fiction in this story of corruption, crime lords and the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Annalisa Passarelli, the Evening Bulletin's music critic, narrates the tale with a mix of...
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Jul.03.2008
This is the story of one community's struggle to bring New Jerusalem out of the clouds during a quarter of a millennium of radical change. The spiritual dynamism inspired by John Wesley in these parishes was multiplied throughout the British Isles and steadily contributed to the welfare and...
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Jun.12.2008
THE STORY OF LOVE While China Galland was visiting family in rural East Texas, she learned of Love Cemetery-a nearly 175-year-old African American burial ground-from the cemetery guardian, Mrs. Nuthel Britton. For forty years, Love Cemetery was inaccessible, starting with a lockout at the height of...
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May.08.2008
What does it mean to suffer? What enables some people to emerge from tragedy while others are spiritually crushed by it? Why do so many Americans think of suffering as something that happens to other people—who usually deserve it? Some of these these questions are as old as civilization, others as...
Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors
May.01.2008
A brave and brilliantly researched intellectual history of the relationship between women and mental illness since 1800. This is the story of how we have understood extreme states of mind over the last two hundred years and how we conceive of them today, from the depression suffered by Virginia...
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Mar.10.2008
Just in time for the 20th anniversary of Spy’s creation comes the definitive anthology, inside story, and scrapbook. Spy: The Funny Years will remind the magazine’s million readers why they loved and depended on Spy and bring to a new generation the jewels of its reporting and writing, photography...