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  • 19 Jan 2016
    William Shakespeare. Photo: Elliott Brown via Creative Commons.

    Into The Intro: Toward a New Shakespeare Biography

    We delve Into The Intro of author James Shapiro's chapter Toward A New Shakespeare Biography from Shakespeare Survey 58 (2005), to examine the challenges of writing the Bard's biography.

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  • 26 May 2014

    Into the Intro: Open Standards in the Digital Age

    How did openness become a foundational value for the networks of the twenty-first century? In the age of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, we are increasingly focused on "open" digital standards. But what does that mean, and why do we value it? Andrew L. Russell explores these questions in this excerpt from his latest book, Open Standards in the Digital Age.

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  • 4 Mar 2014
    Benjamin Powell

    Into the Intro: Out of Poverty

    Benjamin Powell, author of Out of Poverty, explains why sweatshops play an indispensable role in a country's economic development.

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  • 20 Jan 2014
    Gavin Jones

    Into the Intro: Failure and the American Writer

    Failure and the American Writer examines failure as a fundamental and complex human experience, imperative to the US national identity and embedded in our most celebrated literature. Check out an exclusive excerpt from this exciting new study of American classics like Moby Dick and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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  • 7 Oct 2013

    Into the Intro: Sterilized by the State

    Sterilization as a public health policy did not end with Nazi Germany in World War II--rather it continued in North America well into the twentieth century. In this excerpt from Sterilized by the State by Randall Hansen and Desmond King, find out why.

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  • 5 Aug 2013
    Ronald K. L Collins, David M. Skover

    Into the Intro: On Dissent

    Take a peek into On Dissent: Its Meaning in America. "Dissent" rages at the heart of many of today's conflicts: does Snowden's dissent amount to whistleblowing or espionage? How should America respond to the Trayvon Martin verdict? How do we understand the controversial position of standing against one's government, faith, and country for what one believes is right?

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  • 29 Apr 2013
    David Stahel

    Into the Intro: Operation Typhoon

    Launched in October 1941, Hitler’s Operation Typhoon had a simple objective: capture Moscow and knock the Soviet Union out of the war. Operation Typhoon is an incisive, groundbreaking account of Germany’s drive to capture Moscow.

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  • 15 Apr 2013

    Into the Intro: Shakespeare Beyond Doubt

    We're kicking off the new Cambridge Book Club a few days early with a sneak peek at Shakespeare Beyond Doubt. Dive in to the authorship debate: did William Shakespeare really write the plays attributed to him? Read on to find out...and don't forget to check back on Wednesday and all month long for new Book Club features as we read Shakespeare Beyond Doubt.

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