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We talked to Mate Nikola Tokić, the author of Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War.

Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War examines one of the most active but least remembered groups of terrorists of the Cold War: radical anti-Yugoslav Croatian separatists. At its core, this book is concerned with the discourses and practices of radicalization—the ways in which both individuals and groups who engage in terrorism construct a particular image of the world to justify their actions.


 

Q: What is the goal of your book? What motivated you to write it?

Mate Nikola Tokić: Like many projects, my initial interest in exploring the history found in Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War actually arose from something of a chance encounter. During archival research for my doctoral dissertation, I happened upon a quote from socialist Yugoslavia’s leader Josip Broz Tito where he stated that Croatian terrorism posed an existential threat to the country. The document I was reading had nothing to do with the subject, and the quote was actually a throw-away line, made to emphasize a quite different point. Nevertheless, I was struck by the observation. I had long been aware of the terror campaign Croat emigrants waged against socialist Yugoslavia during the Cold War, but had always seen the violence as more or less insignificant and little more than a nuisance to the Yugoslav regime. The comment by Tito, however, suggested a more complex story. Once I completed my doctoral thesis, I had the opportunity to follow up on the reference, and soon discovered an intricate and fascinating history that had hitherto been neglected in historiography. And the deeper I dug, the more intricate and fascinating the history became. First and foremost, my motivation for writing the book was bringing this history and its many entanglements to light.

 

Q: Why do you think this part of history was relatively overlooked?

Tokić: In many ways, it remains a surprise to me that this history has thus far been mostly ignored in academia.  But I think there are some clear reasons for this.  In terms of Yugoslav historiography, clearly the focus for many years has been on the country’s violent break-up.  Scholars have had to struggle with contending why a country that so long was touted as a success story ultimately collapsed so acrimoniously.   As interesting as the story I explore is, it is understandable that historians and others would focus on the causes and context of arguably Europe’s worst tragedy since World War II.  In terms of the history of political violence and terrorism, in part the issue relates to the degree to which radical Croatian separatists were able to keep their cause in the spotlight.  In short, they were unable to, or at least not to the degree better remembered groups of the era such as the RAF, Brigate Rosse, PLO, or ETA did.  For numerous reasons, Croatian separatists rarely landed on the front page of newspapers the world over despite having been as active or even more so than these other groups.  Over time, this has led them to fall into relative obscurity.

 

Picture of the book Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War

 

Q: You start the introduction of the book by acknowledging that many would like us to believe our current “age of terror” is unprecedented. How could your book help us understand modern terror more?

Tokić: In many ways, my desire to challenge prevailing claims about the unprecedented nature of contemporary terrorism has less to do with furthering our understanding of political violence itself and more to do with understanding how political violence and terrorism have been politicized in current politics and society. From its very inception, modern terrorism has been as much about labels and symbolic politics as it has been about social, political, economic, and cultural change. The rather hackneyed phrase “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”—to give just the most obvious example—puts this into sharp relief. A striking feature of both state and media responses to contemporary terrorism has been how ahistoricized their treatment of the phenomenon has been. The result of this, in my view, has been that our understanding of the genesis and aim of terrorism as political act in contemporary world politics lacks sufficient context. The point of the book is less that we learn from the past in order not to repeat it (to paraphrase George Santayana’s famous quote) and more simply to help create a more complete framework for how to think about pressing issues of the day, in this case the relationship between migration and radicalization. Despite its rather narrow empirical focus, ultimately the aim of the book is to provide new insights and perspectives on how to think about the link between population flows and political violence. From this, we can not only understand modern terrorism better, but more critically reflect upon how best to respond to that terrorism.

 

Q: Where there any particularly surprising or interesting things you found when researching?

Tokić: I’m not sure that I would say that it was particularly surprising, but one thing that definitely struck me was how little the state security services of various countries either knew about or understood radical Croatian separatist groups.  There is, I believe, a general belief that intelligence agencies are generally efficient and effective, if not in fact omniscient.  This notion has developed through both popular culture and state efforts to propagate the idea that their security services are resourceful and competent.  From what I was able to see of classified and top-secret documents (which of course was limited) it is clear that not only did the intelligence agencies have little idea about the organization and activities of radical groups, what they did know they often misunderstood.  This is not to say, of course, that security services were completely ignorant or blind to the threat posed by extremist organizations in their countries.  Rather, like any governmental bureaucracy or agency they were hampered by a variety of ideological, partisan, financial, administrative, and even managerial limitations and shortcomings.  The end result was an understanding of radical groups that was often at best imperfect, if not outright distorted.

 


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We talked to Alex M. Spencer, the author of British Imperial Air Power: The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New Zealand Between the World Wars.

British Imperial Air Power examines the air defense of Australia and New Zealand during the interwar period. It also demonstrates the difficulty of applying new military aviation technology to the defense of the global Empire and provides insight into the nature of the political relationship between the Pacific Dominions and Britain.


 

Q: What motivated you to take on this project?

Spencer: Distilled down from the book’s introduction:

The inspiration of this work comes out of my interest in the Royal Navy during the interwar period. The terrible loss of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse to waves of Japanese torpedo bombers on December 10, 1941 and the surrender of 84,000 British and Commonwealth troops resulted in many books about the failed “Fleet to Singapore” strategy conceived by Fleet Admiral John Jellicoe in 1919. After my arrival at the National Air and Space Museum, my interests turned to aviation and I wanted to discover why the Royal Air Force was equipped with inadequate aircraft at Singapore and why this topic tended to receive less treatment by historians. After reading the studies about Singapore, I began to wonder if the RAF was making similar efforts, concerning the defense of the Pacific Empire. The answer was yes in an almost forgotten survey by Group Captain Arthur Bettington. Like Jellicoe, Bettington toured the Pacific Dominions in the immediate post World War I period and made recommendations concerning the future of aerial defenses of the Dominions. With century passed since these events, I’ve became more interested in the Royal Air Force during the interwar period and wanted to trace its defense planning for the Empire.

 

Q: Air combat was relatively novel in WWI, what are some things that may help us understand how different things were at that time?

Spencer: One aspect that I found interesting about aviation technology during World War I was how aircraft made dramatic advances in speed, performance and increased armament. Throughout the war, airmen on both had to invent tactics and strategies for this new technology. Even though there were demonstrations on the potential of aircraft they still remained inadequate to perform the tasks that the airmen envisioned. It was not until the middle of the 1930s when new all metal aircraft with powerful engines and resulted in higher performance and the ability for aircraft to carry heavier payloads. With new specialized designs, aircraft at the opening of the new World War could actually deliver upon the promises made by the air power advocates.

 

A picture of the book British Imperial Air Power

 

Q: What are some of the principle conclusions of this project?

Spencer: The RAF designed their interwar air strategies to help maintain the long-established British foreign policy goals of a balance of power on the European continent and protect the vital trade routes throughout the Empire. The air services spent the entire interwar period attempting to create a strategy in the face of considerable economic restrictions.

The RAF answer to its limitations was an air strategy centered on the concept “air mobility.” Successful operations throughout the Middle East from 1919 to 1924 encouraged the Air Ministry assertions that air mobility offered an economical imperial defense. By 1928, air mobility became the cornerstone imperial air defense plans.

By the end of the 1920s, it was clear that the budget cuts were having a detrimental impact upon the operational capabilities of the RAF Even if increased funding were committed to the service it likely would not have improved its condition. Throughout the interwar period, military service remained unpopular and service in the RAF did not appeal to the public. As long as the international situation remained calm, the military economies did not seem detrimental to the security of the Empire.

As Germany, Italy, and Japan began their military preparation and expansions in the 1930s, the effects of economizing and disarmament became evident. The British government understood the danger that these three powers represented and by 1934, a new program of rearmament and expansion of the military industrial infrastructure began as well as renewed efforts to strengthen the bonds of the RAF, RAAF, and the RNZAF.

Central to the story of the Royal Air Force during the Interwar period is how this infant military service had to fight to maintain its independence and its very existence. The Air Force created by the unification of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War faced a battle against the two senior services to reclaim their air assets. The air defense of the Empire gave the RAF justification for its continued independence. The defense of Australian and New Zealand, Britain’s most distant imperial partners, was the most daunting test for the fledgling service. To survive the Empire’s military air services presented themselves as a viable and economical third option in the defense of Britain’s global Empire. The imperial air forces had to navigate the political and economic difficulties of the interwar period that forced their leaders to muddle through. During the war they achieved great victories and suffered humiliating defeats but by the end of the war they were larger and stronger than any prewar strategist could have imagined.

 


Thank you to Alex for his time! If you would like to know more about the book you can get your own copy or request it from your local library.

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Parrish Library’s Featured Database aims to give a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of the Purdue Libraries and the School of Information Studies (PULSIS) specialized subscription databases. This Featured Database highlights ABI Inform Collection, brought to you by ProQuest.

Focus

Featuring over 3,000 full-text journals, 25,000 dissertations, 14,000 SSRN working papers, key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data.

Access

The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue Career account credentials.

Tutorial

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We talked to Scott O. Moore, an assistant professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University and author of Teaching the Empire: Education and State Loyalty in Late Habsburg Austria.

Teaching the Empire explores how Habsburg Austria utilized education to cultivate the patriotism of its people.


 

Q: What got you interested in studying and writing about civic education in Late Habsburg Austria?

Scott O. Moore: I’ve always been fascinated by the issue of identity – how people think about themselves and others. This interest is part of the reason why I’ve always been attracted to the history of the Habsburg Monarchy. It was such a diverse country, and culturally it was defined by forces pulling its people together, but also pulling them apart. Because of the Monarchy’s collapse after World War I, historians have usually focused on the things that diminished the cohesion of Habsburg society. There has also been an enormous amount of interest in the development of national and ethnic identity, but not so much the development of a Habsburg or Austrian. Because of these trends, I thought it would be interesting to look at what was tying the Monarchy’s citizens together. That led me to look at civic education. I wanted to explore the way institutions, like schools, helped create a sense of cohesion and “togetherness” among the Monarchy’s population, even when that population spoke different languages, followed different religions, or adhered to different cultural customs.

 

Q: What was unique about Habsburg Austria’s system of civic education?

Moore: One of the most interesting things I discovered in my research is how similar Habsburg civic education was to its neighbors. Because the Monarchy was a multinational state, there has always been an assumption that it couldn’t develop civic education in the same way its more ethnically homogeneous neighbors did. The thought was that without language and culture to tie people together, it would be harder to make them share common heroes, a common view of their history, or share common values. I discovered the opposite. Like other European countries and the US, Habsburg Austria consciously used schools to teach a common, patriotic version of the past. It used holidays and public celebrations to enhance a sense of belonging. It also utilized all the tools of the modern state to achieve these goals. Habsburg civic education was a consciously crafted, well-engineered process. What was unique, of course, was that officials attempted to reach these goals in a multinational state, where they couldn’t rely on a common language or culture. Because of this, the teaching of things like history and civic values actually became more important. Habsburg officials wanted students to realize that even if their neighbors spoke a different language, everyone was bound by a common, shared history, that everyone who lived in Austria shared the common goal of making the state strong, that everyone had a common purpose.

 

Q: Do you feel there is a comparable civic education system now?

Moore: If you look at schools in the US, I think we can see the legacy of traditional civic education. We still use holidays, like President’s Day or the Fourth of July, to enhance the patriotism of students; we still teach civics and government with the hope of making well-informed citizens; and many would argue (much to the frustration of many professional historians) that teaching history in schools is a patriotic exercise. Obviously there are considerable differences, but I think that public schools still share many of the missions they had when they were created in the 19th century. That said, as Europe and the United States become increasingly diverse, I think that policy makers could learn from exploring the history of the Habsburg Monarchy. Prior to World War I, it was the only European state that embraced a multi-national, multi-ethnic identity, challenging the notion that linguistic or cultural unity was the best way to forge a sense of community.

 


Thank you so much to Scott for his time! If you would like to know more about the book you can get your own copy or request it from your local library.

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We talked to Jennifer Levasseur, a museum curator in the Department of Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the author of Through Astronaut Eyes: Photographing Early Human Spaceflight.

Through Astronaut Eyes explores the origins and impact of astronaut still photography from 1962 to 1972, the period when human spaceflight first captured the imagination of people around the world. Featuring over seventy images from the heroic age of space exploration, the book presents the story of how human daring along with technological ingenuity allowed people to see the Earth and stars as they never had before.


 

Q: How did this project start?

Jennifer Levasseur: As a graduate student intern at the National Portrait Gallery, I cataloged photographic portraits of notable figures, learning how to describe them in words for digital records. A few years later, I took over responsibility for the human spaceflight camera collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. That meant caring for material culture from human spaceflight, and it overlapped with thinking about the visual products and interpreting the messages in images. My questions began to include how astronauts, our representatives in space exploration, also had to capture what they saw to tell us stories. The cameras tell a technological story, but the images tell sublime stories also defined by the people who took them – people who defined themselves as pilots, engineers, or scientists, but not photographers. The reality of spaceflight complicated a narrative of exploration photography seen for almost a century prior to the 1960s, so that brought more intensity to how we remember that time, even if we weren’t alive.

 

Q: Is there any single photograph, or even a couple, that you think encapsulate the unique and interesting subject that is astronaut photography?

Levasseur: Some images captured by astronauts hold special meaning because they’ve permeated our culture so deeply, they’re now almost part of our everyday lives. Most books still use the image of the whole Earth from Apollo 17 as the image of our planet even though it’s almost 50 years old. Or how we still think of the Buzz Aldrin image “Moonman” as the quintessential astronaut image. Those serve as the iconic, but I always love looking through those that seem mundane and yet reveal something new upon each viewing. Like a favorite movie you’ve seen hundreds of time, it’s awesome to look for something you haven’t caught before. I think Earth-facing photography can be that since our planet is incredibly diverse. But for the era my book examines, everything leading up to the end of the Apollo program, the image Michael Collins took looking towards Earth with the lunar module in the foreground is just beyond words in its sublimity. Sometimes called the “loneliest man” image because Collins is the only human in all of history to that point not captured in the photograph, the perspective is unique and almost unimaginable. That one really captures the story of the missions, the people, and our planet all in one frame.

 

Q: Given the stakes of traveling in space, what do you think is the best defense for time spent on astronaut photography, something that may not seem pertinent to mission success?

Levasseur: Astronauts opinions overall hovered at lukewarm on adding photography to their mission duties, with some very supportive and invested in the final products, and others preferring to mostly ignore it or find other tasks where they could specialize. But few of them could deny the privileged position it put them in, to see something just over 500 humans have ever seen even today. From that position, they can all contribute to seeing space to understand it better, and photographs are critical to that narrative. Astronauts tell stories in interviews, and have for decades after their missions, but that same message can be conveyed with a simple image. It brings the story to life, and inspires, and prompting new generations with that inspiration was a key factor in NASA’s mission, really their directive from Congress, to share with everyone what was learned through their work. NASA had that cultural/educational component from day one, so things like artwork, films, photographs, and eventually displays in museums were critical to fulfilling that part of their mission.

 

Q: Are there astronauts that are historically considered good or bad “space photographers”?

Levasseur: Two astronauts were significant contributors to showing the intent of the person behind the lens. Alan Bean was an artist and conceived of his photographs more like a professional photographer than any other astronaut of his generation. His photographs of Pete Conrad next to Surveyor 3 on the Moon with the lunar module in the background are particularly sublime. Much later, on the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009, John Grunsfeld took a photo of his reflection in Hubble that serves as a book-end of the images of Bean, showing a path from very classic landscape photography, thoughtful and considered, to something almost abstract and modern art-like. Astronauts really evolved as thoughtful participants in photography from the day of just pointing and shooting out the window.

 

Q: Why you think astronaut photography is so important for the public’s feelings towards space travel?

Levasseur: We can see space and our world and our universe through many eyes: described by astronauts from memories of what they saw, in photographs they took with cameras, and through telescopes directed at things we cannot see with our own eyes. The visible world around us, as seen through photographs, offers a sense of our place in it. When the languages of math or science are too complicated for some of us, the visual language of images simplifies that information and makes it possible for almost anyone to grasp. Knowing a person was on the other side of a camera lens, we connect to that event through that person. Their story is intertwined with what is seen in the images. The astronauts are part of the portal through which we see and understand the image content, and they can’t and shouldn’t be removed from the stories we tell about those images. In a time when the isolating experiences of being an astronaut seem more understandable than ever to the rest of us, the photographs they’ve captured prompt new thinking about their value to understanding the big picture of human life on Earth.

 


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Getting Started with Gale Business Plan Builder

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Link

The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus

Gale Business’s Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

Tutorial

Click Getting Started with Gale Business: Plan Builder to see the basics of using Gale Business: Plan Builder.

How can I use this resource?

Gale Business: Plan Builder is a great tool for all stages of business development starting with creating an entrepreneur profile that can help you reflect on whether entrepreneurship is a good fit with your interests, skills, and life circumstances.

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Open Access and COVID-19

May 4th, 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the importance of access to digital information. Collaboration in a digital environment has become paramount as researchers seek to answer questions about the novel coronavirus. These researchers and scholars need immediate access to research and datasets being used by other scholars in order to build on existing work, to rapidly push the rate of dissemination and discovery for other scholars to keep moving these important efforts forward.

Both higher education as well as K–12 educational institutions throughout the world are closed. Those institutions capable of moving teaching and learning to digital environments have now done so. To meet the needs of online education, dozens of educational companies and publishers have made their content and platforms free.

The idea of providing free access to knowledge is not new. The Budapest Open Access Initiative laid out a way in which new technology could combine with old traditions to “make possible an unprecedented public good. . . . The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds.”

These words were written in 2002. Since that time, many libraries have sought to make scholarship freely available by participating in the Open Access movement. Open Access can take many forms, from supporting publications that are born open (Gold Open Access) to opening versions of subscription journal articles (Green Open Access). In establishing and maintaining institutional repositories, libraries support Green Open Access—providing free versions of scholarly works that may otherwise require large fees to read. Purdue e-Pubs is the institutional repository of Purdue University, established by Purdue Libraries nearly 15 years ago. In that time, we have published more than 75,000 works, all freely available online to anyone throughout the world. Open scholarship posted to Purdue e-Pubs has been downloaded more than 21 million times, in more than 230 countries. With quarantine and stay-at-home measures in force, the need for access to open works has never been higher. This year, Purdue e-Pubs downloads increased significantly compared to downloads this same time last year: January by 28%, February by 19%, and March by 10%.

Open Access fulfills our land-grant mission by giving back to our community, increasing the pace of research and development, leading to greater access and use of scholarship, and providing needed resources to practitioners and technical workers.

In these unprecedented times, the need for free, immediate access to scholarly literature is more important than ever. The Purdue e-Pubs team is here to help the Purdue community open your work to the world. We provide a free publisher sharing policy review service and will upload works on your behalf. If you would like to participate, contact Nina Collins, nkcollin@purdue.edu, or send a list of publications to epubs@purdue.edu.

At Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies, we are dedicated to the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap. Nearly every one of Purdue’s 40,000+ students engages with Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies during their academic careers, and the expertise of our faculty and liaison librarians spans across all colleges and departments. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to respond to the University-wide Integrated Data Science Initiative (IDSI) with innovative, collaborative, and inspiring ideas.

Dedicated to helping our students achieve success in the growing field of data science, our faculty and staff are creating inventive courses, tackling ambitious research projects, building a growing learning community, launching interdisciplinary initiatives, and developing programming for instructors keen to integrate data science into their own undergraduate courses. We are proud to present their stories in our latest publication.

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Our wonderful selection of books on Purdue include two books published for Purdue’s 150th Anniversary, Ever True and Purdue at 150, biographies on notable Purdue alumni, a new collection of Neil Armstrong’s letters, and many others.


 

Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University

by John Norberg

 

 

 

 

Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life

by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer, and Sammie L. Morris

 

 

 

 

A Reluctant Icon: Letters to Neil Armstrong

edited by James R. Hansen

 

 

 

 

Wings of Their Dreams: Purdue in Flight, Second Edition

by John Norberg

 

 

 

 

Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man From All Mankind

edited by James R. Hansen

 

 

 

 

Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

by George Leopold

 

 

 

 

Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

by Jerry Ross and John Norberg

 

 

 

 

Becoming a Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars

by Jerry L. Ross and Susan G. Gunderson

 

 

 

 

The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality

by Angie Klink

 

 

 

 

A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy

edited by James L. Mullins

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Ball Cartoonist: The Extraordinary Life of Indiana Native and Pulitzer Prize Winner John T. McCutcheon of the Chicago Tribune

by Tony Garel-Frantzen

 

 

 

 

 

For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture

by Frederick Whitford

 

 

 

 

A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue, Second Edition

by Purdue Reamer Club

 

 

 

 

Just Call Me Orville: The Story of Orville Redenbacher

by Robert W. Topping

 

 

 

 

Heartbeat of the University: 125 Years of Purdue Bands

by John Norberg

 

 

 

 

 

Divided Paths, Common Ground: The Story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, Pioneering Purdue Women Who Introduced Science into the Home

by Angie Klink

 

 

 

 

Ross-Ade: Their Purdue Stories, Stadium, and Legacies

by Robert C. Kriebel

 

 

 

 

Uncle: My Journey with John Purdue

by Irena McCammon Scott

 

 

 

 

The Queen of American Agriculture: A Biography of Virginia Claypool Meredith

by Frederick Whitford, Andrew G. Martin, and Phyllis Mattheis

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Old Man of Purdue University and Indiana Agriculture: The Biography of William Carroll Latta

by Frederick Whitford and Andrew G. Martin

 

 

 

 

Midas of the Wabash: A Biography of John Purdue

by Robert C. Kriebel

 

 

 

 

Letters of George Ade

edited by Terence Tobin

 

 

 

 

Force for Change: The Class of 1950

by John Norberg

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Charles Elliott, Educator

by Frank K. Burrin

 

 

 

 

The Hovde Years: A Biography of Frederick L. Hovde

by Robert W. Topping

 

 

 

Richard Owen: Scotland 1810, Indiana 1890

by Victor Lincoln Albjerg

 

 

 

 

My Amiable Uncle: Recollections of Booth Tarkington

by Susanah Mayberry

 

 

 

 

The Dean: A Biography of A. A. Potter

by Robert B. Eckles

 

 

 


 

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