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Articles with keyword "books"

Manuscript from Michael of Rhodes

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Sailor of Fortune

Michael of Rhodes was not your typical fifteenth-century Venetian, and he left his manuscript as proof.

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That's Amore

Three women in novelist William Faulkner’s life affected his storytelling profoundly through their own literary and artistic abilities. Additionally, one of the three transformed his notions of race.

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Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.

Image of Fats Domino's piano

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"Saving Fats"

Permission to write also comes up in Sam Shepard’s latest book, Day out of Days, a collection of short stories that offers one incredible tale told by a friend of Fats Domino’s bodyguard abou

Parents picket the schools in Kanawha County, 1974.

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A Battle over Books

West Virginians battled over their school books in 1974.

Laura Claridge, author of Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age

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Impertinent Questions with Laura Claridge

On the private life of Emily Post.

Ken Sullivan, Executive Director of West Virginia Humanities Council

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West Virginia's Ken Sullivan

Ken Sullivan stresses the role of the Civil War in the formation of his state.

Elise Lemire, author of Black Walden:Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Mass

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Black Walden

The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.

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The Ubiquitous Book

The rise of America's culture of print.

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Of Stevedores and Book Slingers

Mention the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and what comes to mind are workers heaving bales along a waterfront, operating straddle carriers shipside, or driving winches above break bulk c