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February 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Peggy Caravantes, author of Marooned in the Arctic »

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PEGGY 2When Ada Blackjack and the four other members of a Canadian team first stepped foot on Wrangel Island, north of Siberia, in 1921 to claim its craggy Arctic terrain for Great Britain, they had no idea how doomed their expedition was. Blackjack, an Inuit woman, was along to cook and sew in order to ma



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November 2, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Margaret Oppenheimer, author of The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel »

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Oppenheimer author photoArmed with a PhD in art history and her volunteer work at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan, Margaret Oppenheimer proves to be the perfect biographer for Eliza Jumel, a woman of the Early Republic who was born into grinding poverty yet died as one of the wealthiest women in New York. Margaret re…

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October 30, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Tracey Goessel, author of The First King of Hollywood »

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Goessel author photoTo say that Tracey Goessel is a superfan of silent film star Douglas Fairbanks may still be understating it. She has lectured on Fairbanks widely and has published numerous articles on silent film history. She’s also a major collector of silent film ephemera—she owns, for example, the boots that…

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October 7, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Ned and Constance Sublette, co-authors of The American Slave Coast »

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Ned and Constance Sublette have been expanding each other’s knowledge and consciousness of history since they met in 1975. They began working on The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry in 2010 when Ned was in residence at Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for…

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September 21, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Jerome Tuccille, author of The Roughest Riders »

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TuccilleIt’s probably the most enduring image of the Spanish-American war, made famous by Frederic Remington’s painting Charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill: Theodore Roosevelt, on horseback, leading the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry regiment in a ragged run up a gentle slope, straight into the o…

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September 16, 2015

Authors Off-Book: Mick Wall »

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TattsAuthor, journalist, and producer Mick Wall has worked inside the music industry for over 35 years. He's written biographies of Axl Rose, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Black Sabbath—and Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of the Doors, released this month in the US (last year in the UK), just



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Joe Williams preview August 25, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Joseph Williams, author of Seventeen Fathoms Deep »

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“Behind the Scenes” offers readers a closer look at our authors’ work—how they researched, what they learned, and why they decided to share the subject with the world.

In our inaugural

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Tom Acitelli August 18, 2015

Authors Off–Book: Tom Acitelli »

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Authors spend years, even decades, researching, writing, and editing their books. And then once the book is published, they make the rounds talking about their writing process and habits. What else makes authors

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