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Articles by: Barbara Spindel
A teaching veteran heads — reluctantly — back to the blackboard.
The author of Nixonland returns with a chronicle of post-Watergate despair, and the political rise of the man who promised deliverance.
The courageous life and times of a women’s suffrage heroine.
Anesthesiologists are integral to the well-being of patients undergoing surgery, but as one of them points out to author David Zweig in Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, they’re not the doctors who typically […]
A spirited journey through the chemistry and psychology of libation.
Why was Shirley Temple one of the most iconic figures of 1930s America?
Life under the expanding watch — and lucrative industry — of Homeland Security.
How a quintet of legendary American film directors were forever changed by their WWII service.
Two new books chart the journey of meat and dairy from farm to table.
Have we underestimated the artist who became our “national frame of reference”?
How a public speaking teacher won fame and influenced millions.
In Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, one hospital’s isolation produced a nightmare for doctors and their patients.
A congressman and civil rights leader looks back on the struggle — in graphic form.