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Impertinent Questions

David Igler

Sea Captains Changed the Pacific World. David Igler Explains How.

Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes

Susan Shillinglaw

Sue Shillinglaw on Grapes of Wrath, Published Seventy-Five Years Ago

With Susan Shillinglaw on the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

Jane Leavy

Mickey Mantle Biographer Jane Leavy Really Doesn’t like the Designated-hitter Rule.

But she loves baseball and complicated heroes

Paula A. Michaels

Impertinent Questions with Paula A. Michaels

On the Soviet experiment that became Lamaze.   

Annegret Fauser

Impertinent Questions with Annegret Fauser

How music was used and appreciated during World War II.

Jack Russell Weinstein

Impertinent Questions with Jack Russell Weinstein

On the long reach of Adam Smith.

Portrait of Martha Jefferson Randolph

Impertinent Questions with Cynthia A. Kierner

On the devoted oldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.

Frank Christianson

Impertinent Questions with Frank Christianson

The life and legends of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Impertinent Questions with Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Donald S. Lopez Jr. on Europe's introduction to the Buddhist "way of life." 

Craig Koslofsky

Impertinent Questions with Craig Koslofsky

On the political and social revolution of lighting up the night.