delanceyplace archive

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Daily Excerpt Subject

pancho villa and emiliano zapata -- 2/17/17

the founding of islam -- 2/16/17

casting out immigrants -- 2/15/17

napoleon's love letter to josephine -- 2/14/17

the rise of an american "strongman" was predicted in 1998 -- 2/13/17

how new amsterdam became new york -- 2/10/17

fred astaire and ginger rogers -- 2/09/17

kitty genovese -- 2/8/17

the favelas of brazil -- 2/8/17

feasts of dolphin flavored with oriental spices -- 2/7/17

polynesian masters of the sea -- 2/6/17

the invention of the railroad -- 2/3/17

the great circle of life -- 2/2/17

beating up george lucas -- 2/1/17

the 1920s real estate boom brought the great depression -- 1/31/17

human sacrifice -- 1/30/17

a president highly acclaimed, then forever derided -- 1/27/17

you are influenced in ways you don't realize -- 1/26/17

how america paid for the civil war -- 1/25/17

the challenges of being a billionaire -- 1/24/17

italian restaurants -- 1/23/17

the romantic era -- 1/20/17

john coltrane, humility and purpose -- 1/19/17

a mortgage bailout in ancient rome -- 01/18/17

the prisoners of siberia - 01/17/17

the origins of miami vice 01/16/17

remote hawaii -- 1/13/17

happy couples -- 1/12/17

an attack on pearl harbor was expected -- 1/11/17

bill murray's childhood -- 1/10/17

america was "the most stinking country in the world" -- 01/09/17

european immigrants were the worst kind -- 01/06/17

what begins in fear usually ends up in folly -- 01/05/17

the pilgrims needed beer -- 01/04/17

inaugural addresses -- 1/03/17

inaugural receptions -- 12/30/16

lincoln's inauguration -- 12/29/16

a tragic inauguration -- 12/28/16

the fiasco at lincoln's second inauguration -- 12/27/16

eisenhower's inaugural prayer -- 12/26/16

fairies are devils -- 12/23/16

dickens and christmas -- 12/22/16

the difficult early years of queen elizabeth I -- 12/21/16

abraham lincoln meets chief lean bear-- 12/20/16

pompeii restaurants offered dormice, sea urchins, and giraffe -- 12/19/16