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  • 'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth

    'Banquet at Delmonico's' by Barry Werth
    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Evolutionist: In the Calendar section on Jan. 11, a photo caption with the review of the book "Banquet at Delmonico's" mentioned Charles Darwin and his fellow evolutionist, Herbert Spencer, but did not make clear...

    In "A Summer of Hummingbirds," scholar Christopher Benfey looks at cultural reconstruction after the Civil War

    In "A Summer of Hummingbirds," scholar Christopher Benfey looks at cultural reconstruction after the Civil War
    By Art Winslow Christopher Benfey, a scholar of Emily Dickinson and Gilded Age America, would not have his book "A Summer of Hummingbirds" had Dickinson not responded to a small floral painting sent to her in 1882 by writing an eight-line poem in...

    Historical novel looks at a divided Beecher family

    HARRIET AND ISABELLA By Patricia O'Brien Touchstone, 320 pages, $25 Imagine, for a moment, a family that so enthralls the country that its members' every move is chronicled by the media. Think reformist Kennedys, stalwart Bushes and add authors of...

    'Paul Robeson: A Biography' by Martin Bauml Duberman

    The life of a black celebrity is perilous enough, but the black celebrity who becomes a spokesperson is asking for pure hell. Not only has the outspokenness of those regarded as radicals gotten them into trouble, but as Gary Giddins' recent book "Satchmo"...