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  1. The Great Machines

    ... All the railroad songs and poems I know are here, plus about three times as many more. A feast for railroad lovers.”—Noel Perrin ... presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of ...

    kraken - March 2018

  2. The American H.D.

    ... Her wide-ranging career thus embodies an expansive narrative about the relationship of modernism to the United States and the nuances of the ... of H.D.—Debo’s American H.D. reveals details about its subject never before published. Adroitly weaving together literary ...

    athmas - March 2018

  3. Tales of an American Hobo

    ... "[A] delightful collection of short anecdotes about the hobo life, by the 'Grand Duke of the Hoboes.' …The overall ... Hobo is a lasting legacy to conventional society, teaching about a bygone era of American history and a rare breed of humanity who chose ...

    kraken - March 2018

  4. Sex for Sale

    ... brings together six long-overlooked Progressive-Era plays about prostitution, spanning experimental theater and Broadway. Thanks to ... changing roles in the modern era. By the 1910s, plays about prostitution (or “brothel dramas”) had inundated Broadway, where they ...

    adncn - March 2018

  5. Edge Effects

    ... he becomes weary of the responsibility of having to learn about and master the forest…Reflecting on his forest walks, he acknowledges ... fir trees. But not for long. The McDonald-Dunn Forest was about to become the site of a disturbing research project. Little did Anderson ...

    kraken - March 2018

  6. The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons

    ... two of them novelettes—Slomski writes with a keen eye about relationships. About the desires that pull us together and the betrayals that push us apart. ...

    athmas - March 2018

  7. Medical Readers’ Theater: A Guide and Scripts

    ... to engage in discussions among citizens and professionals about important, topical issues in contemporary medicine. Consisting of ... Is it surprising to learn that physicians can be uncertain about the decisions they make about patients? Do patients have realistic ...

    kraken - March 2018

  8. May Days

    ... mystery, harshness and grandeur, he leads us to think about it more calmly and responsibly.”— Nashville Tennessean ... need to remember the roots of our past. Whether writing about Miss Kitty and Miss Jo Sewall, E. W. Childers and the fish he caught in ...

    kraken - March 2018

  9. Fauna and Flora, Earth and Sky

    ... an acute observer. She's read everything there is to read about the physics of rainbows, the habits of the porcupine, the winter survival ... author of A Boy's Own Story “Dittmar writes about life with the precision of a scientist and the introspective lyricism of ...

    kraken - March 2018

  10. Carnival in the Countryside

    ... and struggled to find qualified livestock judges. Worried about the economic forces undermining rural families, they ran competitions to ... In short, the Iowa State Fair has as much to tell us about human nature and American history as it does about growing corn. ...

    adncn - March 2018