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Learning the Great River
Mark Twain recalls his adventures—and misadventures—in learning to be a pilot on the Mississippi.
Putting America on Wheels
Reflecting on his success, the hero of mass production talks about his refusal to conduct business ...
Ashes of Soldiers
Walt Whitman’s record of ministering to young wounded soldiers offers one of the tenderest accounts of ...
The Solitude of Self
A champion of women's rights and the intellectual powerhouse of the woman's movement distills her most ...
The Color Line
Four essays, provocative and often poetic, about the black experience in America and the quest for ...
How the 1956 Hungarian Revolution offers a textbook portrait of an uprising against autocratic power.
The Federalist papers, first published in 1787–88, remain a brilliant analysis of the fundamental principles of ...
The Art of Money-Getting
A plum for young men on the rise, from the ...
Holy Cow 2000: The Strange Election of George W. Bush
Late on election night, the 2000 presidential contest hinged on the electoral votes of Florida, where the Republican George W. Bush held a precarious lead in the popular vote over Al Gore, the vice president and Democratic standard-bearer. Victory in Florida would enable Bush to overcome Gore’s electoral-vote margin and secure the presidency.
Kenneth O’Reilly recounts the runup to the election and the strange happenings it produced. This article is taken from his forthcoming book on the presidency of George W. Bush.
Length: 22,114 words; approx. 50 book pages
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