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More gift book than historical treasure.


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1776By David McCullough Simon & Schuster, 386 pages, $32It's a symptom of America's growing sense of nostalgia for its once-core values-ideals like due process, equal protection under the law, fair el ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Waging War on the Home Front: An Illustrated Memoir of World War II


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Waging War on the Home Front: An Illustrated Memoir of World War IIOnetime pulp-fiction writer Chauncey Del "Chat" French pays tribute to the men and women of the Henry Kaiser shipyards of Portland an ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Snyder's Dangerous Peak

Reed's Zen poet grapples with the power of Mount St. Helens.


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Name: Gary Snyder.Occupation: Beat poet and rancher in rural Northern California.Age: 75.Residence: "The nearest town is Nevada City. That's 25 miles away. We're three miles from the paved road. We ha ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations


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Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian NationsBy Charles Wilkinson (W.W. Norton, 541 pages, $26.95)Viewed as one long Trail of Tears, the history of Native Americans had reached the end of the road ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 MATT BUCKINGHAM

hawthorne: a life & hawthorne in concord


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July 4 marked the 200th birthday of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and two new biographies celebrate the bicentennial of the tortured New England novelist. Brenda Wineapple's Hawthorne: A Life, now in paperback ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Lincoln at Cooper Union


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Lincoln's address at Cooper Union is the most important speech he made that historians have written the least about. In it, the presidential longshot from Illinois persuasively but dispassionately ref ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 MATT BUCKINGHAM

julia and the dream maker


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Judging a book by its cover, as the old saw goes, is always a risky business. Still, one would hope that the design of a book would at least provide a vague hint of its genre. The pastoral farm scene ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 MATT BUCKINGHAM

american dynasty: aristocracy, fortune and the politics of deceit in the house of bush


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american dynasty: aristocracy, fortune and the politics of deceit in the house of bushUntil recently, books critical of the Bush administration were rare from mainstream publishers. Bestselling writer ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2004 MATT BUCKINGHAM

The Battle That Stopped Rome


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The Battle of Teutoburg Forest was in many ways the 9/11 of the ancient world. In 9 A.D., in a period of about an hour, Germanic "barbarians" under a mercurial chieftain ambushed and slaughtered three ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 MATT BUCKINGHAM

Bibliofiles

New Books Plucked from the Publishing Fringes


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Landmark Books introduced history to a whole generation of Americans growing up in the 1950s and '60s. These weren't silly kiddie books cranked out by hack writers but lively works by major auth ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2003 MATT BUCKINGHAM
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