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“In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.” In the summer of 1930 after a tedious afternoon grading school exams, a project he reluctantly took on to support his growing family, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien came across an exam booklet that had a page with nothing on it. This was a rarity, for in an effort to impress their examiners, students typically put down every idea they could. Without thinking and for reasons he could never explain, Tolkien scrawled his now famous line across the em...

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William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Prairie Fires is a new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser that was published on November 21, 2017 by Metropolitan Books.

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On the night of 17 July 1918, Russia’s Imperial Family were brutally murdered. It is a crime that still resonates today; for, killed along with their parents Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra, were their five innocent children: Olga 22, Tatiana 21, Maria 19, Anastasia 17 and Alexey 13. What had brought this loving and devoted family to this terrible end? This lecture is sponsored by Parrish, Snead, Franklin, Simpson, PLC.

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On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high- flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would lea...

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On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high- flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would lea...

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We're taking it back to the streets! The Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival is a one-day outdoor event held in beautiful Fredericksburg, VA. Featuring indie-authors writing in a variety of genres, as well as panels, food and drinks, the event attracts over 1,600 book lovers and fans. This year we're heading back to our roots: Riverfront Park. However, since the park will be finishing up construction. we're going to be right out in front on Sophia Street. (Don't worry. We closed it...

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