delanceyplace archive

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Daily Excerpt Subject

the wives and children of soldiers -- 12/18/18

j.p. morgan puts electric lights in his home -- 12/17/18

the earliest days of hollywood and drug addictions -- 12/14/18

cicero -- 12/13/18

humans, megafauna, and the frequency of fires -- 12/12/18

Notable Books We Read in 2018

there was neither chocolate nor tobacco in europe -- 12/11/18

america's early mass media demagogues -- 12/10/18

1953 and sunday evening's wonderful world of disney -- 12/7/18

wine tasted like paint stripper -- 12/6/18

the saturn five had eight million moving parts -- 12/5/18

karl marx loses four children -- 12/04/18

"i wouldn't want to wake up next to a lady pipefitter" -- 12/3/18

thriller: the biggest selling album of all time -- 11/30/18

the largest machine ever built -- 11/29/18

jupiter is a failed star -- 11/28/18

goodyear worked on his rubber invention in debtor's prison -- 11/27/18

new york city in 1857 -- 11/26/18

mirror humans -- 11/21/18

england's greatest royal failure -- 11/20/18

colonization to africa -- 11/19/18

the incomparable roberto clemente -- 11/16/18

a knife to barney fife's throat -- 11/20/18

a blind boy using echolocation -- 11/14/18

the reluctant move from foraging to farming -- 11/13/18

a dress that "shimmered like the scales of a serpent" -- 11/9/18

wear a red dress -- 11/8/18

who would be the first to set foot on the moon? -- 11/7/18

how to launch a new currency -- 11/06/18

pinball, jukeboxes, miniature golf, bingo, and monopoly -- 11/5/18

the beatles and the monkees -- 11/2/18

one man was responsible for killing 40 percent of all the "witches" executed in england -- 11/1/18

the very first computer chip -- 10/31/18

the failed revolutions of 1848 -- 10/30/18

the communist league of negro women voters -- 10/29/18

the sensational josephine baker arrives in paris -- 10/26/18

benevolence only makes things worse -- 10/27/15

attending science lectures in white tie -- 10/24/18

the source of true political power in england -- 10/23/18

unlikely candidate lincoln gets the nomination -- 10/22/18

abraham lincoln, the athlete -- 10/19/18

directly communicating between brains -- 10/18/18

the father of information theory -- 10/17/18

german jews were superpatriots -- 10/16/18

the boldness of the monroe doctrine -- 10/15/18