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145 articles written by madeleine

Published: 2011-09-04
I recently had several personal encounters with the Great Depression. None as a result of gloomy economic forecasts, but instead from being reminded of its remarkable legacy.

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Snowball fight on Switzerland’s Eiger, 1908.
Today was too rainy for yard work, so I rummaged through several steamer trunks worth of family letters, albums and academic miscellany. They trace…

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