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Robert Sherwood Humanizes Wartime Efforts and Urges 'Enduring Peace'

Friday, December 21, 2012


Calling himself a "Broadway wise-cracker and a Hollywood hack," Robert Sherwood, author, soldier, pacifist, and speechwriter, gives a stirring account of his wartime work for the Roosevelt administration at this 1948 Books and Authors Luncheon.

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Selected Shorts: Please Don't Explain

Sunday, March 06, 2011

David Sedaris learns French, and three other tales involving elaborate explanations that only make things worse.

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