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Monkey Business: True Story of the Scopes Trial
The Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee was a watershed moment in the history of this country. The ramifications of those proceedings are still being felt today. However, it is not necessarily th…
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Since Victorian times, London's Underground has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and has played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. This wide-ra…
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Lulu Auger's life is what fairy tales are made of: a poor girl from rural Minnesota goes to Washington, D.C., to seek her fortune. She meets a dashing prince who sweeps her into marriage. Yet any glam…
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The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design
Forty-seven percent of the American people, according to a 1991 Gallup Poll, believe that God made man - as man is now - in a single act of creation, and within the last ten thousand years. Ronald L. …
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In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
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