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Who are the pivotal figures in American history, the men and women who have helped shape us as a people and have influenced how we perceive ourselves as Americans? In this companion to his popular 1001 Events That Made America, Alan Axelrod looks into
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How a Scotsman and his family lived the dream, making their vacation home permanent-and how the local neighbors helped them endure that "dream" I could hardly believe my eyes. A cold mantle of white was rapidly transforming our sunny paradise into a bizarre
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