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The Presence of a Great Creature | Guide to Daily Reading 12/3/22

George B. McClellan born on this date in 1826. Battle of Hohenlinden Robert Lewis Stevenson died on this date in 1894. Daily Readings: Providence and the Guitar Robert Louis Stevenson CHAPTER I Monsieur Leon Berthelini had a great care of his appearance, andsedulously suited his deportment to the costume of the hour. Heaffected something Spanish …

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Romantic Figures

There is nothing romantic in figures, and the average man takes little interest in any subject pertaining to them. As a result of this antipathy, there is plenty of historic evidence of man’s endeavor to minimize the hated drudgery of calculation.” –J. A. V. Turck Origin of Modern Calculating Machines (1921) Apologies for the false …

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Guide to Daily Reading 11/9/22

J.J. Astor II was the son of the patriarch of the Astor family, and grandfather of J.J. IV, richest man in the world at the time of his death aboard the Titanic. R.B. Roosevelt was Teddy’s uncle and a New York attorney (Britannica, 1962 under TR). Nathaniel Sands has no Wiki page and I do …

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