At the recently expanded Morgan Library, visitors encounter architectural treasures and a peerless collection of manuscripts and art.
Napoleon, Britain, and the Siege of Cádiz.
The Book That Shook the World
The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.
Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.
Monumental paintings from the Qing dynasty document the power of its emperors.
The humanities version of Car Talk.
He made dictionaries matter.
One hundred years later, Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago still inspires.
Steam engines and Jell-O paled beside the famed inventor's greatest legacy.
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Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.
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The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
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King Andrew and the Bank
Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.
By Daniel Feller
The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty
Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.
By Danny Heitman
Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated
Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker
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