Learning the Language of Books, Organically

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Tracy Dahlby. Copyright Rebecca Davis.

I started life as a sucker for adventure stories and nothing has really changed over the past sixty years. This is mainly the fault of my maternal grandmother, Alice Brasfield. Continue Reading ›

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 ›