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Reading History: Crosstown Traffic

As I continue this series of posts on books that have been important in shaping me as a historian, writer and, frankly, a person, and I was scanning my shelves to consider what to write on next, I happened on my extremely battered copy of Charles Shaar Murray’s  1,100 more words

History

"...Worth reading, I'm glad to say."

It has been a daunting task just to begin sifting through the hundreds of letters, poems, and self-reflections Alice has left behind. My excitement about sharing her mind with the world helps me move forward. 572 more words

Diary

Cooking "On the Road" with Jack Kerouac (1957)

The smell of a ‘billion tortillas frying and smoking in the night’ wafts through Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Check out the video below for our thoughts on this fabulous novel and, of course, for this blogpost’s recipe. 333 more words

Fiction

A Marriage of Convenience: The Undertaking

Review: The Undertaking, by Audrey Magee
Atlantic, 2014. 287 pp. $25

It’s autumn 1941, and a young German soldier is so eager to escape the Russian killing grounds of World War II that he weds a woman he’s never met. 718 more words

Reviews And Columns

10 London sites associated with Sir Winston Churchill – 6. Claridge's...

Churchill’s association with this landmark Mayfair hotel was a long one – not only did he convene key meetings here during World War II, the hotel also served as his residence. 226 more words

Twentieth Century