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The History of O. Henry’s ‘The Gift of the Magi’ | History

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The story begins just before Christmas with a small sum of money: $1.87 to be exact, 60 cents of which was in pennies. For the writer O. Henry, the pittance was enough to launch his most famous work, a fable about poverty, love, and generosity, and also likely covered the......
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Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son | Travel

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For several days, Ernesto Guevara, Che’s son, had been leading a group of eight on a motorcycle tour around Cuba. The escapade was filled with the island’s usual mild chaos and misadventures, which Ernesto had tackled with dry humor. “Some of the potholes out here have names,” he said of......
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Gold Fever! Deadly Cold! And the Amazing True Adventures of Jack London in the Wild | History

Smithsonian
Through the window of a small plane, I look out over the vastness of the Yukon Territory—an area bigger than California with only 33,000 residents. It’s an austere landscape of glaciated mountain ranges, frozen lakes, ice fields and spruce forests. Then the mountains are behind us, and there are low......
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How a Voyage to French Polynesia Set Herman Melville on the Course to Write ‘Moby-Dick’ | Arts & Culture

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1 This is the tale of a man who fled from desperate confinement, whirled into Polynesian dreamlands on a plank, sailed back to “civilization,” and then, his genius predictably unremunerated, had to tour the universe in a little room. His biographer calls him “an unfortunate fellow who had come to......

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