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Charles and Ray Eames forged a new sensibility while doing everything and nothing.
By Greg Allen
The celebrated bird portraitist was also a great artist of the written word.
By Danny Heitman
Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.
By Meredith Hindley
New translations of the Bible have sought to make it accessible to everyone.
By Paul Gutjahr
Averroës' writings on Aristotle shaped Western philosophy as we know it.
By Robert Pasnau
To understand her, you need to understand Eatonville—and vice versa.
By Anne Trubek
The moral and political dilemmas of the time seem so clear in retrospect.
By Adam Kirsch
The final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English approaches
By Michael Adams
The Coming of Prohibition
By Michael A. Lerner
Thomas Pearson repelled American forces, driving Canada toward nationhood.
By Donald E. Graves
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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.
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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