Song of Myself was included in Walt Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass. Whitman paid for the publication of the first edition himself. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Hass: On Whitman's 'Song Of Myself'

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Dorothea Lange: Drawing Beauty Out Of Desolation

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Before he became the 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt (center) led the men of the 1st Cavalry Volunteers, known as the "Rough Riders," on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War in 1898. William Dinwiddie/Hulton Archive/Getty Archive hide caption

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In 1898, Satisfying A National Appetite For War

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After Loss, Turning To Poetry For Grief And Healing

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Doing Time, And Doing Good, In La.'s Angola Prison

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Pilgrims And Progress: 3,000 Years Of Christianity

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James Earl Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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'Hellhound': Following Martin Luther King's Killer

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Sarah Silverman won an Emmy in 2008 for her video I'm F******* Matt Damon, which appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Steve Agee hide caption

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Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy

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Though people can become more forgetful in middle age, research suggests that they're at the top of their game in other areas, such as vocabulary and reasoning. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'The Grown-Up Brain': Sharper Than Once Thought

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Richard Clarke On The Growing 'Cyberwar' Threat

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Actor Michael J. Fox has written a new book aimed at graduates called A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future. Bryan Adams hide caption

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A Lesson In Life From Michael J. Fox

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An archive photo of Bellevue Hospital, the home of the tiny Bellevue Literary Press, which published Paul Harding's Tinkers. Courtesy of Bellevue Hospital Center Archives hide caption

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For A Tiny Press, The Pulitzer Arrives Out Of Nowhere

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