Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.
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Napoleon, Britain, and the Siege of Cádiz.
The Book That Shook the World
The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.
Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.
Monumental paintings from the Qing dynasty document the power of its emperors.
The humanities version of Car Talk.
He made dictionaries matter.
One hundred years later, Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago still inspires.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
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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