Shane Curtin

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Politics, Ethics, Pyschology, Thillers, Classics

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Presidents' Day? What is Presidents' Day anyway? Who exactly are we supposed to be celebrating? Washington? Lincoln? Anyone else? At a federal level, the holiday is Washington’s Birthday. The name “Presidents’ Day” is the result of individual states asserting their own preferences as well as advertisers popularizing their version of the holiday as an excuse to sell sundry items, notably mattresses. Numerous states have renamed the holiday ( Presidents’ Day, Washington & Lincoln Day, etc .) and created their own traditions. Some states celebrate all presidents, some just Washington, and others various combinations of presidents. Some states even honor people...Read more...
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Revisit the best of forgotten fiction as the Dusty Jackets blog series combs dark basements and cobwebbed corners to bear neglected masterworks into the light of your attention.Read more...
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