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One of the biggest stars that Hollywood ever produced, Cary Grant was a unique performer with an instantly recognizable persona and an appeal that lasted well beyond his retirement from the screen. Adept at playing both comic and dramatic roles, and as…
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The passage of one hundred and thirty years has failed to temper the fascination and respect for Confederate General Thomas Jonathan Jackson -- "Stonewall". He ranks today as among the half-dozen greatest soldiers that America has produced and his tactics are…
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Dorothea Dix was the most politically engaged woman of her generation, which was itself a remarkable tapestry of activists. An influential lobbyist as well as a paragon of the doctrine of female benevolence, she vividly illustrated the complexities of the…

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James Tanner may be the most famous person in nineteenth-century America that no one has heard of. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer…
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Johana Harris was a musical prodigy who began her education in her native Canada, then moved to New York at the age of 12. The youngest student ever admitted to the Juilliard Graduate School of Music, Harris was destined for greatness on the world stage. However,…

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|January 8, 2016

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This volume, the third in a series of biographical sketches of students at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), is an account of the College and its alumni during the troubled years of the Revolution. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton…

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Each day, as Oded Löwenheim commutes by mountain bike along dirt trails and wadis in the hills of Jerusalem to Hebrew University, he feels a strong emotional connection to his surroundings. But for him this connection also generates, paradoxically, feelings…

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The second volume of William Cullen Bryant's letters opens in 1836 as he has just returned to New York from an extended visit to Europe to resume charge of the New York Evening Post, brought near to failure during his absence by his partner William Leggett's…

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This informative first-time translation of the autobiography of Pierre-Clement de Laussat (1756-1835), offers a portrait of the middle-man in the transaction of 1803 which gave the United States the Louisiana territory. The life of this 'transfer agent' reads…

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Tchaikovsky's death in October 1893 in St Petersburg, shortly after the premiere of his sixth symphony, the `Pathetique', is one of the most thoroughly documented deaths of a prominent cultural figure in modern times. He was treated by no fewer than four…
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