NON-FICTION: Humble History

The Book.* The red brick schoolhouse, copy books, McGuffey's readers; Rockefeller's millions and Roosevelt's teeth; Langley and the Wright Brothers building flimsy miracles; Hill and Harriman fighting for a railroad; automobiles and oil wells and Andrew Carnegie, "The Octopus," The Jungle and dirty canned meat; "The Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight," "Old Dan Tucker," "Buffalo Gals" and "The Man with the Hoe." These are a few of the elements of history in the first years of the century; they are a few of the elements...

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