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A Debaculous Fiasco

Written by Jennifer Lee Noonan

The most expensive, bizarre, and obscure work ever created by Dr. Seuss.

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Three Thrown Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Written by Alan Bellows

An unlikely and unethical psychological experiment is undertaken at Michigan's Ypsilanti State Hospital in 1959.

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The Fall of Galloping Gertie

Written by Alan Bellows

In early 1940, engineers and construction workers put the finishing touches on what was to be the the longest man-mad...

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