delanceyplace archive

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Daily Excerpt Subject

michelangelo and the sistine chapel -- 9/22/17

most italians did not speak italian -- 9/21/17

child labor in the coal mines -- 9/20/17

jesse james and the great era of train robberies -- 9/19/17

the liberation of prague -- 9/18/17

prisoners were placed in separate cells to stop disease -- 9/15/17

a philosopher of the absurd -- 9/14/17

passing for white -- 9/13/17

chairman mao zedong's father -- 9/12/17

the debut of john lennon's "imagine" -- 9/11/17

hyperinflation helped chairman mao into power -- 9/08/17

orwell versus huxley -- 9/07/17

gunfighting in the old west -- 9/6/17

immigrants were the backbone of the revolutionary army -- 9/05/17

sophia loren's lost childhood -- 9/01/17

j.r.r. tolkien's mother -- 8/31/17

the rape of nanking -- 8/30/17

from Guatebad to Guate­worse -- 8/29/17

al pacino was homeless -- 8/28/17

because of china, britain did not enter the american civil war-- 8/25/17

be simple and slow in speech -- 8/24/17

the japanese begin to eat meat - 8/23/17

what are reasons for? -- 8/22/17

"when johnny comes marching home" -- 8/21/17

war and criminals -- 8/18/17

writing the script for animal house -- 8/17/17

"east berliners romped through the newly porous wall" -- 8/16/17

the perils of overreach -- 8/15/17

lincoln tries to recruit garibaldi -- 8/14/17

crows have a pr problem -- 8/11/17

jules verne was never that interested in science -- 8/10/17

almost all of us are a lot better than average -- 8/09/17

filming star wars was a disaster -- 8/08/17

very few wanted to enlist for world war I -- 8/07/17

u.s. grant's humiliation -- 8/04/17

math is the world's dominant language -- 8/03/17

the most successful mammalian predator in Africa -- 8/02/17

her monthly allowance greatly reduced from $12 million to $8,000 -- 8/01/17

a ban on drinking alcohol -- 7/31/17

leonardo, michelangelo, and paper -- 7/28/17

the self-taught engineers of the erie canal -- 7/27/17

chairman mao's catastrophe -- 7/26/17

the magic of the flounder -- 7/25/17

the danish devastation of england -- 7/24/17

brothers who were set up to kill each other -- 7/21/17