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Two Years Before the Mast

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Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr. The true story of Dana’s ocean voyage, with seafaring adventure to rival Robinson Crusoe. Buy at Harvard Book Store>>

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Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

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Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War by David Herbert Donald The Pulitzer Prize winning story of the life of the man whose statue sits in the middle of Harvard Square. Buy at Harvard Book Store>>

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Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems

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Evangeline and Selected Tales and Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The writings of the most admired American poet of the 19th century. Buy at Harvard Book Store>>

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The Dante Club

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The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and some of America’s greatest literary lights team up to solve a series of grisly murders in 19th century Boston in this entertaining piece of historical fiction. Buy at Harvard Book Store>>

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The Founding of Harvard College

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The Founding of Harvard College by Samuel Eliot Morison Colleges were a very different animal 400 years ago. Learn about the academic traditions and standards that made the first American university what it is today. Buy at Harvard Book Store>>

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Alice’s Adventures in Cambridge

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Alice’s Adventures in Cambridge by The Harvard Lampoon Originally published in 1913, the Lampoon resurrected this historical and historical glimpse into collegiate life at the beginning of the 20th century. Buy at Harvard Book Store>>

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Ode to A Day Off

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If only I could I would laze about the day Playing Pinochle

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America’s Women

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“Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines.” Gail Collins writes an extraordinary vision of how America was shaped by it’s daughters, from the first colonists to Margaret Sanger. https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=DEgbRttpd9EC&rdid=book-DEgbRttpd9EC&rdot=1&source=gbs_atb&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_atb

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The Common Law

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The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.   An enduring classic of legal philosophy, The Common Law is derived from a series of lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston by former U.S. Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.   Get it…

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Haiku Competition #4

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Refreshing and cool, ocean of a sweet summer rain that washes the world

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