At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.
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The historian Gordon S. Wood won the American History Book Prize last week for "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815"...
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