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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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Risky Business

The Long March toward a Chinese meltdown continues.

Make NATO Great Again

Is this the Trump effect?

Terror in the Philippines

The Philippine president cut short his Russia trip to deal with a terrorist outbreak at home.

The Nork's Nukes

As North Korea’s missile progress proceeds apace, the U.S. is coming ever closer to a binary choice: war with North Korea or acceptance of its deterrent.

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A state-run insurance system would cost more than California spends on all other public services—education, police, pensions, and more—combined.

Energy Innovation

How close are renewables to a shale-like boom?

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