Afghanistan: Meeting Place of Nations

American author, Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Honor winner James A. Michener, well known for his novels, also wrote short stories and non-fiction essays and articles. In this article from 1955, Michener talks about his impressions of Afghanistan. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: afghanistan-meeting-place-of-nations.pdf

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Those Amazing Sleepers

The phenomenon of estivation, or summer dormancy for survival during hot and dry periods, is observed in various animal species. This article, transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly, highlights some examples. Attachment: those-amazing-sleepers.pdf

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The Boy Who Plunged Over Niagara

This story by American editor and writer Lawrence Elliott describes the “Miracle at Niagara.” Find out what happened that day by reading this account of the events, here transcribed by yours truly in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: the-boy-who-plunged-over-niagara.pdf

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Oh, See Mother Run!

This is an entertaining story for adults, written in the style of a children’s basic reader, here transcribed in Simplified Gregg by me for the blog. Attachment: oh-see-mother-run.pdf

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Land of Hope and Old Glory

Have you ever wondered how a British national would feel about celebrating the 4th of July in the United States? This very entertaining article by an unnamed reporter from The Times of London will give you an idea. I transcribed it for the blog in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: land-of-hope-and-old-glory.pdf 

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The Bell

In his book Journey into America, the renowned American botanist, naturalist, and author Donald Culross Peattie exposes his interpretation of the United States of America. The book is written under the device of being an introduction of Mr. Peattie’s country to a German friend named Baldor. At the same time, he attempts to express his…

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