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Ron Chernow's biography, now in paperback, makes it clear: If Grant’s image doesn’t belong on Mount Rushmore, it should at least be acknowledged that if not for him, Lincoln’s might not be there. Dig deeper ( 8 Min. Read )
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Stephen Kinzer's book illuminates the decisions of 1898-1902 that set the course of American wars and the overthrow of governments into the 21st century. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
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One of the most important and least known facts of American history may be the decision of the United States to expand its power beyond North America. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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Rafe Esquith, teaching phenom of fifth-graders at Hobart Elementary School, ran afoul of the school’s administration, initially because of a joke overheard by a colleague. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
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What does Mark Twain’s classic outsider hero Huck Finn have to do with the small army of affable manchildren that actor Seth Rogen has played in Judd Apatow films? Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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