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Literary Expert: World War I Changed War and Literature Forever

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Historian Re-Constructs Charles Darwin’s Beagle Library Online

For close to 180 years, Charles Darwin’s library aboard HMS Beagle during his expedition around the world in the 1830s remained lost. The library was dispersed at the end of the voyage. Today, the library has been electronically re-constructed in its entirety and made freely available online.

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45th Anniversary of the First Moon Walk; GW Experts Available to Comment

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Culinary Historian Says Americans Have Long Celebrated Fourth of July with Food

Food and the Fourth of July have long been an American tradition, according to Jane Marshall, a culinary historian and food writing instructor at Kansas State University.

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Three Things You Didn’t Know About the American Revolution

As we approach Independence Day, Thomas Slaughter, the Arthur R. Miller Professor of History at the University of Rochester, shares three little known facts about the American Revolution for you to bring to your 4th of July picnic.

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Lou Gehrig’s Sad Farewell and the Disease That Bears His Name

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On the Fourth of July 75 years ago, legendary first baseman Lou Gehrig – afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS – stepped to the microphone at Yankee Stadium and said goodbye to baseball. Read our Q & A with a Rutgers ALS expert that describes both the progress and frustration in treating this fatal nerve disorder.

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WWI at 100: UIndy Historian and Author Sees Parallels in Today's International Crises, From Iraq to Ukraine

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Lying a Major Part of the American Experience

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935 LIES: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, a new book by professor and journalist at AU’s School of Communication Charles Lewis, examines the consequences of decades of deception from the government and corporation.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Martha, the Last of Her Kind

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s extinction, when the last individual, named Martha, died Sept. 1, 1914, at the Cincinnati Zoo. Martha is now at the Smithsonian. In this photo, Martha and a fellow male passenger pigeon are getting a touch up by exhibits specialist Megan Dettoria before becoming the centerpiece of the new exhibit “Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America.” The exhibit opens June 24 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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Historians Available to Speak About WWI Anniversary

June 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, triggering the start of World War I. Five historians with expertise in WWI-related areas are available to share their perspectives.

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