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Birth of the Skyscraper
Louis Sullivan explores the cultural ideas as well as the engineering and architectural realities that led ...
The Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of Americans
Tocqueville’s classic analysis of how democracy influences Americans’ feelings toward equality, freedom, individualism, and religion.
The CIA's Secret Research on Torture
How the CIA coopted professional psychologists in finding ways to break prisoners through psychological torture.
Inaugural Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt’s four inaugural addresses constitute a barometer of his presidency and the challenges it faced.
Bruce Springsteen sings of the struggles of common folk and the American Dream. June Sawyers traces ...
On the Plains with General Custer
An intimate portrait of George Armstrong Custer by his adoring wife, and a vivid record of ...
Mostly He Won
A tale of large personalities involved in an intense, brainy ...
The Head in Football
The History of Concussions and the Future of the Sport
Concern over head injuries in football is now a national discussion that threatens the future and character of the game at all levels, but especially in the professional arena. The National Football League, after years of ignoring or denying the problem, is trying hard to catch up to the public mood and preserve a $9 billion business. Parents and schools are fearful. How we came to this point in the development of football is the subject of Michael Oriard’s penetrating investigation of the physical and cultural aspects of the sport as they affect the role of the head. Mr. Oriard, who has played football at all levels—high school, college, and professional—brings a unique perspective to an urgent subject.
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