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Indiana Historical Society Holiday Book Fair: what sells?

The first weekend in December is always reserved at Hawthorne Publishing for the Holiday book fair in downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Historical Society has recently combined this much-anticipated book event with a Christmas tree extravaganza which fills almost every room
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A story about a vanished civilization. . .

The time is 1987. The place: Indianapolis. At several places in the city, there are vibrant, well attended stores which have attractive books on display. A sign outside says Waldenbooks. They are the cornerstones for a business selling best-sellers, classics
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70 Years after the end of World War II, what do we remember? Under the Apple Tree tells us

As a nation, this month we are seeing celebrations of the end of the war. Ninety-year-old veterans are being interviewed on TV; Andrews Sisters imitators are singing, “Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me. . .till
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The Quiet Mourners: Heroism on the Home Front

Blue stars and gold stars appeared in windows in both World War I and World War II. Blue for an active service person, gold for the loss of a loved one from the home killed in the war. The mourning
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