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A Maine Childhood, Twice Told

A memoir of a girl’s Maine childhood considered by another Maine memoirist, with sixty years—and a class divide—separating the two.

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Leonard Brooks Pierson
A Cowboy Life in Poetry

Who would have thought that real cowboy versifying was still around as late as the 1950s?

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That Rural Sound

A conversation with Norman Blake, direct from Sulfur Springs, Georgia, somewhatly about American acoustic guitar music.

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Vikings on the Mississippi

Fred Carl’s vision and determination built a great company and saved a down-and-out Southern town. Now carpetbagging corporate flipsters are pretty much destroying it.

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The Waverly Vet

A dozen Underground Railroad travelers returned south from their refuge in Pennsylvania to fight for the Union. George Keys was one of the few to survive the ordeal.

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Pedal Power to the People

Even more Americans are biking their way to work and to better health-also to bars, romance, and all too often emergency rooms.

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His Last Bow

Fouad Ajami was an enthusiastic immigrant and U.S. citizen, but he never lost his longing for progress in the lands he left behind.

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Duane’s World

How the son of Syrian immigrants accidentally became one of Toledo’s rock-and-roll impresarios.

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Guitar Hero

John Woodland nearly lost his mind and marriage tracking down the origins of the Martin D-45 Dreadnought, that most iconic of American guitars.

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The Rhythm of Happiness

A meditation on happiness, personal yet probing, from 1958.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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