One of America’s most celebrated writers of the 20th-century, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) pioneered a simple and understated style of writing. He was awarded both the
Though relatively unknown during her lifetime, Jane Austen (1775–1817), is among the most widely read novelists in English literature. Her literary classics, such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense
If he had only written “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Mark Twain would still be an American icon and a novelist to be
Considered to be the most influential physicist of the 20th century, Albert Einstein (1879–1955) developed the theory of relativity and laid foundations for modern quantum mechanics.
Untangling the cause and effect relationships embedded in historical events can be a complicated endeavor. This is especially true
Many of us know the story of how Charles Darwin took a five-year voyage aboard The Beagle to
Many children first fell in love with reading thanks to the creative storytelling of Roald Dahl, who managed successfully
Visitors to Emily Dickinson’s family home in Amherst, Massachusetts—known familiarly as “The Homestead”—can still walk through the same
Ah, the vagaries of history! It seems that two centuries after British forces defeated Napoleon Bonaparte’s army in
In centuries past, the study of factors that shape human feelings and behavior was not a well-known field.
If you are one of those people who think listening to Wagner’s music is painful, there may just
Of all the 20th century statesmen, dead or alive, Sir Winston Churchill (1844–1965) was the quintessential “Renaissance man.”