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Book cover for Jean Fouquet and the Invention of France

Crowning Achievement

French painter Fouquet was a "curious" artist.

Book jacket for "Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch"

Lorca, American Style

In spite of generations of poets and translators' efforts to categorize Federico García Lorca, his talent remains untamed.

Manuscript page from Richard Rufus's work

Rufus Refused Credit

Modest Medieval scholar's commentaries on Aristotle come to light after five hundred years

ruined railroad roundhouse

Railroad Melee

Tracking down a watershed moment for labor.

Parlor at Mount Vernon Hotel

When Rural Ruled Uptown

Manhattan harbors hotel gem from the 1820s.

stages of life

Where Town Meets Gown

Site on medieval history, broad in scope, ranges from the totally wacky to materials that are deep and philosophically chellenging.

pantomime in Tayor’s home studio

Taylor-Made History

Memphis preacher's message could be found in his photographs.

Steam retort

Canny Retort

In Baltimore, the museum of industry charms.

Book: <em>Wilsonian Moment</em>

They'll Always Have Paris

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points: Raising expectations of emerging national leaders.

Franklin School

Capital Gains

Adolf Cluss lived through revolutionary times, first in his native Heilbronn in southwest Germany, where as a young man he got swept up in the popular uprisings of 1848, and then in Washington, D.C.,