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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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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?

Post-EU

Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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