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Articles with keyword "books"

cover of Atlantic Africa

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Ex libris

From archeaology and religion, to history and linguistics, new books cover a variety of disciplines.

Debates over the State of Reading Seem Unsettled Today?

By NEH Staff

In France and Germany in the latter half of the nineteenth century, newspapers—printed matter in general, in fact—underwent dramatic and dynamic changes.

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Death-Defying Merry-Go-Rounds and Knee-Scraping Climbing Bars Are Playground Memories of Many Americans

When a rocket you could climb or Cinderella's carriage inspired outdoor play

William James in 1865

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The Thinker Who Believed in Doing

Modern psychology, as practiced in the United States, owes a huge debt to William James.

Portrait of Shirley Jackson

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The Voice of Shirley Jackson Was Unnerving and Full of Foreboding

In a rare audio recording, the author revealed what her writing sounded like to her.

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A Bhutanese Folktale Becomes a Children's Book in New Hampshire

Once upon a time, a pumpkin married a princess, and other fantastical events.

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Philosophers Who Like Stuff

Not all great thinkers believed in the simple life.

Bookbinding tool known as a fillet

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Tools of the Bookbinding Trade Can Be Found in Pennsylvania

Eighteen miles west of Philadelphiia, a collection in a national historic district reveals how you can judge a book by its cover.

Clifton Fadiman

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Clifton Fadiman Didn’t Mind Being Called Schoolmasterish

His Lifetime Reading Plan was an erudite booklist for everyman.

Truman Capote bids farewell to staff after signing for stock at Random House

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Tru Life

Truman Capote was the toast of New York—and then he was not.