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Genealogy: Laughs, Sadness, and a Few Skeletons

The opening scene (as I recall) of the movie How the West Was Won  depicts a farmer standing at a well, reeling in a rope. A bucket emerges from the well, and the man snorts in disgust when he sees … Continue reading

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“Better” History? How About “Revisionist” History?

Nicholas Meyer goes on the offensive (in both senses of the term) in a cynical attempt to ward off critics who may claim his forthcoming mini-series about Harry Houdini (Jewish Hungarian immigrant Ehrich Weiss) plays fast and loose with the … Continue reading

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