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Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow. Alexander Hamilton. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. As Reviewed by Ted Odenwald Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit, “Hamilton,” the biography which inspired that play has resurfaced as a must-read (or re-read) work. Ron Chernow’s methodical research and incisive analysis has produced a vivid portrait of the life […]


Can Animals Read Human Behavior?

Can Animals Read Human Behavior? A Social Skills Experiment Students at Barnstable Academy find out first hand. By Lizanne M. Coyne For the second straight year, Barnstable Academy teamed up with Cassie, golden retriever and her trainer, Mrs. Susan Alpert for a morning of dog therapy education and social interaction. […]


Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart

Claire Harman. Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016 As reviewed by Ted Odenwald In 1857, British novelist Elizabeth Gaskell wrote a masterful biography of her friend, Charlotte Bronte, who had died two years earlier at the age of 39. As new materials were discovered over […]