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The Social History of Heiresses

February 15, 2022 2:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Laura Thompson

I came to Heiresses by accident, during the course of researching another book. As I scanned letters and diaries by the usual suspects—Nancy Mitford, Cecil Beaton, James Lees-Milne—in search of information, I found myself intrigued by certain … Read the article


The Burning Bus

February 8, 2022 12:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Charles Person

Captivating, yellow flame sought escape through broken windows of the Greyhound bus five miles outside of Anniston, Alabama. Billowing columns of bulbous black smoke heaved heavenward. My friends were on that bus. A segregationist mob trapped my … Read the article


The Secret Life of Arsenic

January 31, 2022 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

by Neil Bradbury, Ph.D.

Quick, think of a poison…

There’s a good chance that you came up with arsenic. Arsenic was first isolated by the famous alchemist Albertus Magnus in the thirteenth-century city of Cologne. By a strange coincidence, Cologne was named … Read the article