10 June 2014
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Researching America in 1914

Researching America in 1914   I enjoy history generally, but especially obscure history, the story of the underdog and the forgotten. So it was very exciting […]
5 June 2014

The Julia Child fascination

The Julia Child fascination   Julia Child Rules is the fourth and final installment in what has been dubbed my “Kick Ass Women” series — a […]
29 May 2014
Gather together

Maya Angelou Remembered

In Memory of Maya Angelou (1928-2014)   Maya Angelou, whose landmark 1969 book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — an unsparing account of growing […]
19 May 2014
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Paris Before Haussmann

Paris Before Haussmann   I decided to write How Paris Became Paris for two reasons. In the first place, I wanted to set the record straight.  […]