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Stories Published in this Year

Americans Abroad | October 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 6)

To Henry James, as to his fellow expatriates Whistler and Sargent, the culture of the Old World was “vast, vague and dazzling,” yet they could never quite forget or abandon the New

The Best Ree-maining Seats | October 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 6)

For gilt, gimcrack glamour, and gaudy décor the movie place of the 1920’s had no equal

Man and boy—as player, “coach of coaches,” and keeper of the rule book— he was the guiding genius in the crucial, formative years of college football

A Near Thing at Yorktown | October 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 6)

“Admiral Graves lost no ships… he merely lost America”

Fiorello’s Finest Hour | October 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 6)

Once upon a time an honest man ran for mayor of New York City — and, naturally, lost

By Canoe To Empire | October 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 6)

Paddling and portaging their way westward, pursuing the fur-bearing beaver in a trade where none but the hardiest could survive, the highhearted voyageurs and the enterprising Scots who led them opened Canada’s rich hinterland

Main Street | October 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 6)

With the publication of his acid-etched but enormously popular portrait of the American small town, Sinclair Lewis emerged as the spokesman for a new literary generation

Was Parson Avery innocent of poor, pregnant Maria Cornell’s murder, as his fellow ministers maintained, or was a guilty hypocrite concealed by his cleric’s garb? A glimpse at the legal process in 1833 New England

Lord Of San Simeon | August 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 5)

In his old age, William Randolph Hearst did a stately pleasure dome decree, and yet the secret river, youth, escaped him

Prelude To Doomsday | August 1961 (Volume: 12, Issue: 5)

While the volcano rumbled, lovely little St. Pierre slumbered on. It awoke only to die—in a terrible preview of nuclear holocaust

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