• LEGACIES

The Hammersteins

The youngest Oscar Hammerstein—grandson of peerless lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II (of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame), who was in turn grandson of Oscar Hammerstein I, the legendary  impresario who brought both American musical theater and opera to maturity as the 19th century grew into the 20th—here celebrates his family's storied legacy in a lavishly illustrated volume.

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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