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Did King Arthur pull the sword from the stone during the 1964 earthquake? And what did Green Books say about Alaska?

Did King Arthur pull the sword from the stone during the 1964 earthquake? And what did Green Books say about Alaska? Fourth Avenue looking northeast, photographed on March 28, 1964. (Photo by Hermann Kurriger / National Archives) Part of a continuing weekly series on local history by local historian David Reamer. Have a question about …

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Math books chosen for Brevard schools revised; state cited CRT for ban

Math books chosen for Brevard schools revised; state cited CRT for ban Support local journalism. Unlock unlimited digital access to floridatoday.com. Click here and subscribe today. Averting a potential headache for Brevard Public Schools, textbook publishers have revised the district’s selected math books to meet state standards. But with social studies textbook adoptions scheduled to …

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At the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Books to help you navigate real life | Guest Columns

At the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Books to help you navigate real life | Guest Columns I know I’m not alone in saying — despite my father’s insistence that I would be incapable of holding down a job without it — I have not used trigonometry once in my adult life. There are plenty …

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Charlie Baker, Pioneer Institute release books this week

Charlie Baker, Pioneer Institute release books this week This week may lend some understanding of how the country’s most popular governor arrived at the decision not to seek re-election when Gov. Charlie Baker’s book on his time is office hits the shelves. “This book should be on the must-read list of all current and aspiring …

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Dan Chaon’s novel ‘Sleepwalk’ is mind-bending experience

Dan Chaon’s novel ‘Sleepwalk’ is mind-bending experience There are surprises on every page of Dan Chaon’s terrific, darkly funny new novel “Sleepwalk.” Surprises for the reader and for the narrator Will Bear, if that’s his name. Maybe it’s Bill Behr. It doesn’t really matter. He doesn’t have a birth certificate anyway. Bear is a delivery …

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A life through letters: Book looks at Chinese experience in Montana | Local

A life through letters: Book looks at Chinese experience in Montana | Local De Quan’s family was convinced he was quite wealthy, even though he was working in a low-paying job in Butte, likely as a laundry worker. His relatives in Southern China, through letters more than 100 years old, implore him to send more …

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Hitting the Books: How winning the lottery is a lot like being re-struck by lightning

Hitting the Books: How winning the lottery is a lot like being re-struck by lightning A wise man once said, “never tell me the odds” but whether you’re calculating the chances of successfully navigating an asteroid field (3,720:1), shouting “Shazam” and having it work twice in a row (9 million:1 ), or winning the state …

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