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Lessons in Hype from P.T. Barnum

Hyperbole, spin, and image. You think hucksters are bad now? Learn how P.T. Barnum created a media circus that turned a relatively unknown opera singer into America’s greatest star.... More

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A Captured General Goes Free

How General Wainwright, WWII American hero held in Japanese POW camp, ended up on the USS Missouri to witness Japan’s surrender. ... More

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The Birth of the Bomb

Inside the dedicated band of scientists who worked together in top secret to develop the world's first nuclear weapon.... More

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How to Become a Great Writer

When published in 1939, Alva Johnston suggested that there was perhaps no greater literary creation within the 20th century than Tarzan, brought to life by... More

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The Great Berlin Escapes

The world was stunned when the East German government began building a massive wall to imprison its people 54 years ago. But thousands refused to... More

The mixture of romance and fraud works on men as well as women. Marie Stanley bilked a whole string of wealthy Midwestern widowers and bachelor farmers.
A Way with Women

The mixture of romance and fraud works on men as well as women. Marie Stanley bilked a whole string of wealthy Midwestern widowers and bachelor... More

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What’s the Matter with College?

Higher education draws as much media attention, and criticism, as other big businesses. Articles from the Post archive reveal the institution’s critics have been around... More

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Behind Enemy Lines

An eyewitness account of seven American fliers whose lives were saved by Poland's underground army.... More

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Freedom Fighters

6 patriotic Americans who served in the Polish underground finally achieve recognition... More

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