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Survival of the Luckless

Captain Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s 1599 Indian Militia was called by historian Geoffrey Parker the “first manual of guerrilla warfare ever published.” Thomas Jefferson kept a copy on his bo

Dena Wortzel, Executive Director of Wisconsin Humanities Council

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Wisconsin’s Dena Wortzel

Dena Wortzel finds common ground between rural and urban communities.

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Impertinent Questions with David Cartwright

Was Arthur Schopenhauer a dog person?

Noah Webster

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Better Living through Spelling

Connecticut celebrates Noah Webster.

Edwin L. Battistella

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Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

An Ancient Chinese Poet, facsimile of original Chinese scroll, Chinese School.

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The Making of Jonathan Spence

From Winchester College to The Search for Modern China.

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.

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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