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The Steam-Powered Robot of 1868

Zadoc Dederick’s steam-powered man from 1868 is a real-life example of the steampunk lifestyle and another case of true life inspiring science fiction. More

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Contrarian View: America the Smug

The views expressed here do not represent the opinions of The Saturday Evening Post. Dear Reader: In an election year, one hears many disparate views. More

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1936: Golden Moment of Triumph

Jesse Owens wrote a series of Post articles about great U.S. Olympians in 1976. In this article from the January/February issue, Owens recalls his own More

Jesse Owens at 1936 Olympics
My Boy Jesse

From November 7, 1936, the true story of what Jesse Owens went through after the 1936 Olympics, as told by his coach. I don’t want More

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