By Michèle Mendelssohn

An excerpt from Michèle Mendelssohn’s account of the writer’s early life and rise to fame
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The Bonanza King

An excerpt from Gregory Crouch’s biography of John William Mackay, the 19th-century silver mine magnate

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The Beautiful Race

An excerpt from Colin O’Brien’s exploration of Italy’s greatest cycling event

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The Seabird’s Cry

An excerpt from Adam Nicolson’s look at the great avian ocean voyagers

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How to Die

An excerpt from James Romm’s compilation of Seneca’s writings on death

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The Future

An excerpt from Nick Montfort’s exploration of how to create what lies ahead

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Voices, Places

An excerpt from David Mason’s new collection of essays on literature and travel

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Dopers in Uniform

An excerpt from John Hoberman’s investigation into the hidden world of police on steroids

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Anesthesia

An excerpt from Kate Cole-Adams’s exploration of the mystery of consciousness and oblivion

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The Fate of Rome

What really caused the fall of the Eternal City?

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