Virgil was a Roman poet from the Augustan period. He is known for his wide influence on western literature works such as Dante’s Divine Comedy.
The “starving artist” stereotype has been around for years. Unfortunately, it continues to stick for plenty of good reasons.
A descendant of Sally Hemmings and Thomas Jefferson has been drive away from her neighborhood in Charlottesville, VA by a white militia
The book has no structure, just a bunch of essays about far off places, and interesting people. These essays could be read out of order, there is not timeline
Frank Herbert (8 October, 1920 – 11 February, 1986) was an American author known for his science-fiction masterpiece Dune, a Nebula and Hugo awards winner.
De Smet, SD the town where the Ingalls were one of its first residents, many of the Little House books document the building of De Smet
This is not the standard book about Mt. Everest. The story starts when the English Empire was at its height, and ends before the famous 1953 summit expedition.
In a futuristic society people are grown as nearly identical embryos & conditioned to remove strong desires. They take a drug called soma to keep them docile.
Daniel J. Boorstin was a historian specializing in both American and world history. Mr. Boorstin was the twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress.