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Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn

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Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts
 

H. L. Mencken with his brothers

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H. L. Mencken as a Boy? Oh, Boy!

Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic

Rare Book School Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J.

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Summer Camp for Book Nerds: Why I Keep Returning to Rare Book School

How to read a book: For starters, remember it's a physical object

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Editor's Note

Appleknockers versus Decatur basketball game.

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In 1964, the Appleknockers from Cobden, Illinois, Made It All the Way to the State Championships.

Book recounts how larger rivals fell to the tiny upstart

Go-Hawks Tribe picture

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Happy and the Go-Hawks

Emilie Blackmore Stapp raised millions through her philanthropic club.

Walter Isaacson and Walker Percy

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A Venn Diagram of Walter Isaacson

His research overlaps with reporting, his leadership with collaboration, his writing with old-fashioned storytelling.

An ink caricature of Bernard Malamud by Joe Ciardiello

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The Otherworldly Malamud

The master of the short story infused his work with myth and magic, but not fairytale endings.

Annegret Fauser

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Impertinent Questions with Annegret Fauser

How music was used and appreciated during World War II.

John Adams portrait by Gianni Dagli Orti

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Paper Trail

On letters, diaries, and other records of the American story at the Massachusetts Historical Society