A History of the Middle Ages is the amazing story of European man in transition. It is a dramatic chronicle of 1,000 years of political, social, and economic transformation beginning with the dissolution of the classical Mediterranean civilization and ending with the first flowering of the Renaissance. It is also the story of two new religions, Christianity and Islam, both of which were destined to dominate the mind of every person in those new civilizations arising in their wake.
Harvard has a reputation for turning out notable lawyers, doctors, politicians, and scientists - but not exactly for producing professional ballplayers. However, in the mid-1970s Rick Wolff transferred from this major leaguer of academia to baseball’s minors, playing for the Detroit Tigers organization. Thirty years later, his son followed in his footsteps: Harvard diploma in hand, he now plays for a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets.
"Not Scared" by Adam Gopnik, "A Farewell to Alms?" by James Surowiecki, "My Dog Is Tom Cruise" by Noah Baumbach, "Get Out the Vote" by Seymour M. Hersh, "Bloodsuckers" by John Colapinto, "Awaiting Orders" by Tobias Wolff, and "Making Mischief" by Anthony Lane.
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"Moneyman" by John Cassidy: "Divo's Diva" by Lauren Collins; "Troublemakers" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Very Bad People" by Zev Borow; "The Red Devil" by John Cassidy; "The Deposition" by Tobias Wolff; and "The Earthquake" by Louis Menand.