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Untold Story

What if Princess Diana hadn’t died? What if the tragedy in the Alma Tunnel never happened, and she were still ...

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Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain

A social history of the last century through the eyes of those who served. From the butler, the footman, the ...

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Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

In his lifetime, David Foster Wallace was lauded by critics and loved by fans. But even to those who had ...

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How to Be a Woman

There’s never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t ...

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The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant

By the end of the nineteenth century, Detroit, founded by the French as a fur-trading post, was thriving. In 1913 ...

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San Miguel

The schooner from Santa Barbara arrives at the tiny, desolate island on New Year's Day, 1888. As the trunks are ...

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