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The True Story of 6 Remarkable Sisters

This video is supported by The Great Courses Plus. [DAVID] “I’m normal, my wife is normal, but my daughters are which more foolish than the other. Nancy writes lies about me, Diana’s the most hated woman in the country, Jessica’s missing off the face of the earth, and Unity is in the arms of… Hitler!” …

David Rubenstein’s take on what American history can teach our politicians

David Rubenstein’s take on what American history can teach our politicians

JUDY WOODRUFF: In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan, to moderate a series of conversations with prominent historians in front of an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal? To make members of Congress more knowledgeable about the past, so they could better deal with the country’s future. Rubenstein …

PubMed Advanced Search

PubMed Advanced Search

In addition to simple keyword searching, PubMed also offers an advanced search option, which allows you to do such things as search by a specific field tag for items like an author’s name or a journal title, view your search history, and combine historical searches into one set. The Advanced Search link is located on …

LITERATURE – Ralph Waldo Emerson

LITERATURE – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson is the father of American literature. In a series of strikingly original essays, written in the mid-nineteenth century, he fundamentally changed the way that America saw its cultural and artistic possibilities, and he enabled a separation from transatlantic literary traditions. “We have listened too long…”, he wrote, “…to the Courtly muses of …

LITERATURE – James Joyce

LITERATURE – James Joyce

James Joyce is one of the most revered writers in the English language and a central figure in the history of the novel he is still hugely important to us because of his devotion to some crucial themes the idea of the grandeur of Ordinary Life his determination to portray what actually goes on through …

When a Writer’s Search History Looks Suspicious

When a Writer’s Search History Looks Suspicious

I wonder what’s a pretty good way to tastefully kill of this character. How can my character infiltrate a compound? How to create poison darts. My character’s fighting demons. How to perform exorcism. How can my character get answers out of somebody? Best method of torture. If my character wants to get away with murder, …

Smithsonian’s African-American History Museum an ‘Opportunity for Understanding’

bjbjLULU JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, a new institution to help tell America’s story. AUDIENCE: Three, two, one. WOMAN: Break ground. (APPLAUSE) JEFFREY BROWN: An official ground-breaking today marked a pivotal moment in a long journey, to build the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Given …