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Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport
10 Apr 2014 // 9:14 PM
In the late 1800s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, boxing, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Indeed, when a New York arena overbooked, fans rioted.
The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...
'The President is a Sick Man': Delightfully Underhanded Stories of Deception and Manipulation
26 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM
Matthew Algeo's engaging book takes an obscure piece of history and crafts it into an engrossing narrative.