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Why We Swim

by Matt Sutherland

Ten people drown every day in the US, one hundred around the world. Humans, the evidence shows, are not natural born swimmers. But swim we do. It’s the second most popular form of exercise in this country, behind walking. "Why We Swim"... Read More

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Possess the Air

by Joe Taylor

Taras Grescoe’s artful and detailed "Possess the Air" draws on letters, memoirs, and secondary sources to chronicle twenty years of resistance to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Set in Mussolini’s Rome, which lives and breathes... Read More

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Today Sardines Are Not for Sale

by Jeff Fleischer

On Mother’s Day in 1942, a corner shop in Occupied Paris became the site of a memorable protest. At a time when collaborationist, government-enforced rationing and hunger were rampant, an organized group of women stormed that shop, and... Read More

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King of the World

by Kristine Morris

France’s Louis XIV, known as “The Sun King,” has long been an enigma. On the one hand, he was visionary, practical, and probably the greatest patron of the arts the world has ever known. On the other, he was ruthless, vain,... Read More

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