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We have a winner! Resurrection of the Wild wins 2020 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

We have a winner!
Resurrection of the Wild wins 2020 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

In a field of writers eloquent about the pathologies of selfhood and modern life, Deborah Fleming’s Resurrection of the Wild stood apart.

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A Young Sailor at War

A Young Sailor at War

While a number of published collections of World War II letters are available to readers, few rise to the level of war literature. But A Young Sailor at War: The World War II Letters of William R. Catton Jr. is remarkable for ...

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The Other Veterans of World War II

The Other Veterans of World War II

For decades, the dramatic stories of World War II soldiers have been the stuff of memoirs, inter­views, novels, documentaries, and feature films. Yet the men and women who served in less visible roles, never engaging in physical combat, have received ...

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The Collinwood Tragedy

The Collinwood Tragedy

James Jessen Badal’s extensive research reveals how the citizens of Collinwood were desperate to find someone to blame. Rumor and suspicion splintered the grieving community. And yet they also rose to the challenge of healing: officials reached out to immigrant ...

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The Beauty Defense

The Beauty Defense

Justice is blind, they say, but perhaps not to beauty. In supposedly dispassionate courts of law, attractive women have long avoided punish­ment, based largely on their looks, for cold-blooded crimes. The Beauty Defense: Femmes Fatales on Trial gathers the true stories of ...

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From Garfield to Harding

From Garfield to Harding

In 1880, James Garfield decided to try something new: rather than run the typical passive campaign for president, he would welcome voters to his farm. By the end of the campaign, thousands of people—including naturalized voters, African Americans, women, men ...

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Interpreting the Civil War series