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  • Chasing Down the Muse: This year, give the gift of learning

    "They know enough who know how to learn."
  • The poetry of discussion

    The poetry of discussion
    Our story Our Sulzer Regional Library Great Books Discussion Group has been meeting for more than 30 years. Annually, we pick a theme to guide our book selections and discussions. This year's theme is morality. Last year we read books dealing with...

    Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian

    Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian
    Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Harvard University whose classic portrait of 19th century European emigrants launched the modern study of immigration as the predominant American story, died Sept. 20 in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95. The...

    A Word, Please: The reason why is historical

    In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers. That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...

    Barbara Tuchman's opening lines

     
    Barbara Tuchman's masterful accounts of history in "The Guns of August" and other works have now been reissued in a volume from the Library of America.