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24
Sep

Banned Books Week at UC Press

September 23 – 28 is 2019’s Banned Books Week. Held annually since 1982 and sponsored by the American Library Association and the American Booksellers Association, Banned Books Week is celebrated “in shared …

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17
Dec

Mark Twain on technology

Mark Twain had a lifelong fascination with technology. He was eager to investigate—and invest in—new technologies of his time, from the early typewriter to the telephone. He also was an inventor himself, …

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26
Nov

Mark Twain opines on Thanksgiving

You can pick almost any subject and find Mark Twain’s opinions expressed on it somewhere. Thanksgiving is no exception. In an address given at the first annual dinner of Philadelphia’s New England Society …

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19
Nov

In honor of Mark Twain’s birthday

Mark Twain liked to entertain and be entertained, but his 70th birthday party was truly an evening to be remembered. Thrown by Colonel George Harvey, the editor of Harper’s Weekly, at Delmonico’s …

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