How Books Drove Me to Drink

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Deborah Toner

Since embarking on the doctoral research that would eventually become my book, Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth Century Mexico, I have been asked dozens, maybe even hundreds, of times how I ended up working on this subject. Continue Reading ›

Desert Island Books

Richard Grace

Richard Grace

Imagine yourself stranded on a desert island, when a chest floats ashore. You are hoping that it has some books to keep you company until the rescuers find you. Which books would you want to find in that box?

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Beefing up on culture: from weightlifting to Winston Churchill

John D. Fair

John D. Fair

As a teenager (a 129 pound weakling) I found a passion for weightlifting. Since “beefing up” in college I’ve been a competitive weightlifter and powerlifter for over fifty years. Continue Reading ›