Walter Isaacson to deliver the lecture on May 12.
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Phoebe Prioleau, a junior at Stanford University, was an intern at NEH.
Commemorating a musical prodigy.
A replica ship from the War of 1812 brings a floating classroom to Michigan.
Musical broadsides give a glimpse of nineteenth-century popular culture.
Bob Buss promotes history in Hawai'i.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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