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Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes
With Susan Shillinglaw on the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
But she loves baseball and complicated heroes
On the Soviet experiment that became Lamaze.
How music was used and appreciated during World War II.
On the long reach of Adam Smith.
On the devoted oldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.
The life and legends of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Donald S. Lopez Jr. on Europe's introduction to the Buddhist "way of life."
On the political and social revolution of lighting up the night.
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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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