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Far from a Dilettante, He Was a Master of All He Did–Farewell, Umberto Eco

On special request from reader Sara Priebe, my tribute to Umberto Eco… In a 2011 Washington Post review of The Prague Cemetery, Michael Dirda described him as half savant, half bon vivant. And he was every bit the scholar and proliferate author of nearly two dozen nonfiction books and another six highly popular novels.  First on

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“Holy Terror series: Happy Birthday, Sir Winston Churchill”

I might have missed the day were it not for a recent airing of the CBS-TV Stephen Colbert Late Show.  But leave it to Ted Koppell to have said just the thing to have caught my attention, and I knew I had to have a look at the chart of this man–Winston, not Ted, or

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