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The Vault

‘Don’t forget,’ Wexford said, ‘I’ve lived in a world where the improbable happens all the time.’ However, the impossible has ...

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Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea

When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to ...

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Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II

The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another 10 ...

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The End of Men: And the Rise of Women

What Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan Faludi and Naomi Wolf did for feminism, senior editor of The Atlantic Hanna ...

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Mom & Me & Mom

Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal ...

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You Talkin' To Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama

Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's ...

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