A colleague in the History Department recently came across an old book whose drab cover hides a fascinating adventure story.Woman on a Horse, written in 1956, is Ana Beker’s account of the four years she spent
On Sept. 8, 2014, the Canadian Prime Minister announced that one of the ships from the doomed Franklin Expedition had been found in the Arctic. Canadian scientists have been searching for the ships since 2008.
The archeaologist Howard Carter toiled in Egypt for three decades with little success. Under the sponsorship of Lord Carnarvon, he spent seven years searching the Valley of the Kings for the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. Yet by November of 1922, Carter's luck was running out.
Literary giants like Ernest Hemingway and Charles Dickens usually reside upstairs in the Literature and Fiction Department. However, many notable novelists have written travelogues documenting a particular country at a