A Century Behind
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What Ever Became of Solidarity?
Last August marked the 25th anniversary of the birth of the Polish nonviolent revolution known as Solidarity. On the morning of Aug.
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The distinguished social historian William H.
This year’s hurricanes, floods and earthquakes produced such unforgettable, apocalyptic scenes of devastation that they may well have alt
In an utterly captivating piece of historical fiction, Julie Baumgold has crafted a multifaceted gem of a novel that chronicles the history