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What Is a Poem? Coleridge on Science vs. Romance, 1817
What Is a Poem? Coleridge on Science vs. Romance, 1817

“It is discriminated by proposing to itself such delight from the whole as is compatible with a distinct gratification from each component part.”

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The Age of Edison: Radical Invention and the Illuminated World
The Age of Edison: Radical Invention and the Illuminated World

A brief history of giving the people what they wanted, or why the lightbulb was a mere cog in the machinery of total illumination.

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A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy
A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy

Visual mementos celebrating 150 years since the birth of the world’s first underground railway system.

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Oppression by Omission: The Untold Story of the Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War
Oppression by Omission: The Untold Story of the Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War

“Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did.”

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Lord Chesterfield on the Art of Pleasing: Outlandish Advice to His Teenage Son, 1748
Lord Chesterfield on the Art of Pleasing: Outlandish Advice to His Teenage Son, 1748

“You may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh while you live.”

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10½ Favorite Reads from TED Bookstore 2013
10½ Favorite Reads from TED Bookstore 2013

A full-brain reading list of cross-disciplinary stimulation.

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