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A blog post from professor Jack Pitney, identifying ways that the Republican National Committee has previously attempted to bring minorities and young voters into its fold has, so far, earned more than 3,000 page views.

“The Army I knew as a child, the one I experienced as a young officer, and the one I left in 2010 were as different as the times they resided in,” writes retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal in his recently published memoir My Share of the Task.

And yet, regardless of how the military has changed, McChrystal has learned invaluable lessons over the course of more than three decades in the U.S. Army.

Trustee Rossi Russell's debut novel is available online, and in bookstores May 7. Trustee Rossi Russell's debut novel is available online, and in bookstores May 7.

Book Cover of The Years of Lyndon JohnsonThough a large crowd attended last Thursday’s lecture by prize-winning presidential biographer Robert Caro, you could have heard the proverbial pin drop in the hushed silence of the Athenaeum’s main room.

Sharon Olds at athenaeumOne of contemporary poetry’s leading voices, Sharon Olds, gave a reading of her work at the Athenaeum on Monday, Feb. 11.

Book cover of See Now ThenDon’t let the lulling rhythms of the prose or the idyllic setting of See Now Then, Jamaica Kinca

Book Cover of One Goal One Goal was published in November 2012 by Burn Magazine.

Jamaica Kincaid

 

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