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An Illustrated Celebration of the Little-Known Mothers, Brothers, Friends, Wives, and Other Unsung Champions Behind Geniuses
An Illustrated Celebration of the Little-Known Mothers, Brothers, Friends, Wives, and Other Unsung Champions Behind Geniuses

Vladimir Nabokov’s wife, Alan Turing’s first love, Andy Warhol’s mother, Maurice Sendak’s brother, Emily Dickinson’s dog, and more.

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The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life
The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

How the invisible hand of the clock powered the Industrial Revolution and sparked the Information Age.

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Karl Marx’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic
Karl Marx’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic

From the opium of the masses to the downfall of capitalism, by way of love and revolution.

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October 22, 1964: Jean-Paul Sartre Becomes the First Person to Decline the Nobel Prize
October 22, 1964: Jean-Paul Sartre Becomes the First Person to Decline the Nobel Prize

“A writer who adopts political, social, or literary positions must act only with the means that are his own — that is, the written word.”

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The History Manifesto: How to Eradicate the Epidemic of Short-Termism and Harness Our Past in Creating a Flourishing Future
The History Manifesto: How to Eradicate the Epidemic of Short-Termism and Harness Our Past in Creating a Flourishing Future

A beautiful case for why our flourishing requires that we move from pursuing value to cultivating values.

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A History of New York in 101 Objects: A Thoughtful Visual Encyclopedia of Collective Memory
A History of New York in 101 Objects: A Thoughtful Visual Encyclopedia of Collective Memory

How artifacts abstract the city’s tragedies and triumphs and tell the story of its aliveness.

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