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Archive for November 2018

Great Illustrations in This Children’s Book

Art by Kenard Pak for a letter by Terry Teachout from A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader.

I have a soft spot for beautiful graphic art. And I plan to buy this children’s book — for myself — so I can savor the illustrations (as well as the words). “A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader” contains short pieces by authors and other notable people describing how books have enriched…

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Book Features Writing by Women in WWI

Book "In Their Own Words" on Women in WWI

Note: This blog item was first posted on October 14, 2015. Eliza Scidmore, the subject of my biography in progress, appears in a new book of writings by American women in World War I. Author Elizabeth Foxwell took a very different turn in compiling the anthology. Foxwell has spent much of her career immersed in…

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For Veterans Day, an “All Quiet on Western Front” Sequel

To mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I, the Library of Congress is previewing a newly restored film sequel to the classic war movie “All Quiet on the Western Front.” The 1937 film sequel, titled “The Road Back,” follows German soldiers from the Armistice through their return home. The film is…

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