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charles-entrekin's picture
This is a collection of thirty-three essays, memoirs, and poems about tumultuous times. Universities were under attack and free speech was in question. The byword of the culture rang out, "Question authority." It was also a time to come together and discuss such things as the worth of a word in a...
jeff-biggers's picture
Award-winning journalist and cultural historian Jeff Biggers takes us on a sweeping journey into the secret history of coal-mining in American heartland.  In the ruins of his family’s strip-mined homestead in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, Biggers unfolds a deeply personal and...
elizabeth-b-hawes's picture
 An exercise in urban archeology, an original interpretive account of the golden age of the New York luxury apartment house. New York, New York reveals how New York was transformed architecturally, socially and psychologically from a provincial place to a great metropolis. .