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Articles with keyword "United States"

Fellow WPA writers in 1930s Oklahoma City: Paskavan, L’Amour, Thompson


Soul of a Writer

Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.

Tracing of Louisa May Alcott's hand


Little Woman

The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.

NEH Chairman Jim Leach


The Gentleman from Iowa

NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.

Charlton Heston playing Ben-Hur



The Book That Shook the World


Conflict of Interest

South Dakota remembers the Great War in a collection of one family's letters.

To Kill a Mockingbird 50th-Anniversary Commemorative Portrait by Nicolosi.


Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird

Alabama marks fifty years of To Kill a Mockingbird.


The SL Puffin

This diminutive steamer, christened the SL Puffin, began life in 1906 as a 5-horsepower gasoline-powered launch.

P. F. Kluge encourages aspiring writers to use island life in their fiction.


Talking to Saipan

American lit in a Pacific outpost.

Edwin L. Battistella


Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

Self Portrait with Rita, Thomas Hart Benton


Portrait of the Artist Before and After

Thomas Hart Benton was famous when he wrote his autobiography, forgotten when he updated it.