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'Encounters with the Wise Guys' of Nature

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John Hope Franklin Puts a 'Mirror to America'

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A Worldly 'History,' Now in English

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Early Capote Novella Finds a Publisher

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'The Welcome Table': Recipes from Maya Angelou

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Thomas P.M. Barnett's 'Blueprint for Action'

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