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Go Where the Research Takes You

Jefferson scholarship has become a topic in its own right…. The study of our most elusive Founder keeps evolving- Jefferson scholars of every stripe are prone to several mistakes- common misjudgements students of history need to be aware of….  384 more words


Day 601: The Talented Miss Highsmith

I became interested in reading this biography after hearing about interviews with Schenkar, who called Patricia Highsmith a sociopath. Patricia Highsmith is, of course, the author of many mid-20th century thrillers, the most famous being… 423 more words


Review: The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

This book is amazing! I’m incredibly subjective about this book because I love horses, so I can’t say that I’ve ever read a bad horse story. 590 more words


Saint John Baptist de La Salle


Saint John Baptist de La Salle was born to a wealthy family in northern France at a time when education was reserved for the rich. 308 more words


m g vassanji on the sentence that changed his life

His roots have been planted in the soil of India, uprooted and planted again in Tanzania and Kenya. A rooted journey that so many people made over the years. 63 more words


Gabrielle Ray - Holloway Sanatorium

Another famous inmate was the former “Gaiety Girl” Gabrielle Ray, born Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Cook in Stockport in 1883. The Gaiety Girls were the chorus girls in musical comedies of the nineteenth century and Edwardian period and would appear on stage in bathing attire (which at the time was so designed as to be somewhat chaste by modern standards) or in the latest fashions. 317 more words

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