1. This very, very tall chart from 1931 promises to tell the whole story of human history. This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s: the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman. See more here: http://slate.me/144ciXL

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    Sorry about the pause!!!!! The letters you left in your skirts were quite fascinating..
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    picking pieces of my brain of the wall…
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    Scott Fitzgerald kept one of these on his study wall.
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    I re-post this because this is fascinating. ‘31 and as far as I am concerned, there is not that much to add! If one did,...
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